Ice in Dog Dish Warning-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Warnings that placing ice in a dog’s water dish may result in cramps, bloating or death of the pet.
This is an old myth, according to PetMD.com, and should not be taken seriously.
Dogs are warm blooded animals and “nibbling on an ice cube or two is not likely to have any impact on an animal’s body temperature.” This according to a FAQ page posted on the website of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The organization does warn about immersing your pets in icy cold water to cool them off. Cold water immersion will eventually result in hypothermia, a loss in heat from the body’s core.