Almond milk has surged in popularity as a milk alternative and ingredient. You will find it in many households! As a result, there has been a surge in dogs and puppies accidentally consuming almond milk.
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So what happens if your dog slurps some almond milk from your coffee or cereal?
Serving almond milk – mix with kibble OR
A while back, I met a dog parent who asked me, “Can dogs drink almond milk, and when or how should I serve it?” Over time, this has become a frequently asked question.
The first part of the question has been adequately answered. The second part about when or how you should serve the almond milk has no specific time frame.
I don’t elect to serve dogs almond milk unless it is part of a specific DIY treat recipe. If I use it – I choose pure unsweetened almond milk.
I know that some dog owners mix a little almond milk with dog kibble – for the picky eater. Some dogs LOVE THE ALMOND TASTE, and it encourages them to consume their kibble.
You can mix it with dry dog food, offer it as a water substitute or mix it with yogurt. Make sure to make a mental note on how your dog likes it.
Can Dog’s Drink Almond Milk Conclusions
Virtually the whole almond milk and dog conversation boil down the following.Unsweetened and unflavoured almond milk is generally considered safe in moderationArtificial sweeteners are toxic to dogsThere may be some minor health benefits to dogs consuming almond milkIt is however not necessary in the dietContact a Vet BEFORE changing the diet of your dog significantly to reduce risk
Given almond milk is not necessary for the diet (and the risk of using sweetened milk inadvertently – there is no real need to go out of your way to incorporate almond milk into the dog’s diet.
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It is ALWAYS best to seek veterinary advice before changing a dog or puppy’s diet. Nutrition is key to overall health – and if you make a move that does not suit your dog’s health – it can result in serious complications.