View Full Version : ice cubes in the summer

05-16-2006, 06:38 PM
its alright to give my dog a bunch of ice cubes when he gets hot right? cuz i was thinking, since my dog zero (akita) seems to get real hot when we play outside, i bring him inside from time to time and feed him lots of icecubes and water...i remember hearing that dogs cool themselves using their tongues, so if there are cold things on their tongues, wouldn't they cool down faster? or am i wrong :P

05-16-2006, 07:07 PM
Ice cubes are fine, I usually give them to my dogs in the summer eventhough they normally just sit and watch them melt :p

05-16-2006, 07:38 PM
Yep, icecubes are fine.

When we thought Simba had a heat stroke, the Vet's office told us to put and icecube in his mouth and hold it shut for a minute or so.

05-16-2006, 07:52 PM
I think it is just fine :)

05-16-2006, 10:56 PM
i give my dogs icy water and ice cubes in the summer. we also stop at Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone or two. ;)

05-16-2006, 11:48 PM
my pup Riot, LOVES icecubes!! Everytime I get a drink with ice, he hears it clinging around in my glass and comes RUNNING! lol

Hes perfected catching them in the air now as well.. i'll suck them up and spit them out and he'll jump and catch them lol

I taught him to eat ice cubes as a puppy, I'd put them in his water dish and he'd fish them out and chew on them.
Being a double coated breed, I KNEW he'd need to cool off quick in the summer.
I recently also got him a plastic sided baby pool - hes in that EVERYday whether its hot out or not lol i've ended up having to put clean water in it just about every day now lol

05-17-2006, 07:42 AM
My dogs like ice cubes too.

One time Nacey and I were at my friend's house. My friend gave Nacey an ice cube and then gave her cocker, DJ, an ice cube. Nacey brought her ice cube to me then went and stole DJ's ice cube. It was so cute. It was kind of like she was saying "here Mom, you have one".

05-17-2006, 08:22 AM
Ice Cubes are like treats in my house!! My pups love them!!
In the summer time I fill their water bowl with them and watch them dunk for ice cubes!!
(I, on the other hand, do not love ice cubes so much when the pups leave them on the carpet and they melt then I step on them in my socks!!! :rolleyes: )

05-17-2006, 08:32 AM
After a nice walk, I give my babies a few ice cubes each! They love to crunch the ice and it keeps them from sticking thier heads in the water bowl and filling thier belly with water to cool down continuously.
When they both drink too much water they tend to spit it up after a while.

Pawsitive Thinking
05-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Left my two (!) dunking for ice cubes after their walk at lunchtime!!

05-17-2006, 08:41 AM
Heck, Kaige even eats them in the dead of winter! :p In my house you can not move the icetray without Kaige at your feet, waiting for his own.

05-17-2006, 09:53 AM
Ice Cubes are great for dogs (a non fattening treat!).

My girls aren't really fond of them, but Bon just LOVES them!

05-17-2006, 10:34 AM
Snuggles just kind of licks them and waits for them to melt. :rolleyes:

05-17-2006, 10:35 AM
(I, on the other hand, do not love ice cubes so much when the pups leave them on the carpet and they melt then I step on them in my socks!!! :rolleyes: ) hahahahahahahahaha! :D

05-17-2006, 10:43 AM
of course it is all it is frozen water and dog's LOVE them mine throw them up in the air and try and catch them and they a lso slide them across the front room floor playin with them... Silly Dogs