Cats can drink cola

Dogs are not allowed to drink coffee or tea

Drinks such as coffee, tea or cola are extremely toxic to dogs. What needs to be done if a four-legged friend still consumes a drink containing caffeine.

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With the dog to drink coffee: No problem as long as the dog keeps to water. Photo: Steffen Kugler

Caffeine belongs to the group of methylxanthines. It increases blood pressure, speeds up the pulse and constricts blood vessels. This can be very harmful to dogs. The German Animal Welfare Office points this out.

Immediately to the vet

If owners catch their dog drinking the leftovers from the coffee cup, for example, they should take him to the vet as soon as possible. Because the metabolism of animals is by nature not designed to process caffeine.

Caffeine poisoning can be fatal to dogs

Symptoms such as restlessness, tremors, seizures, overheating, vomiting and diarrhea show whether the animal has caffeine poisoning. It can also lead to life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

Dog liability insurance in comparison

Protect yourself against damage caused by your pets. You can use the online comparison calculator to compare costs and tariffs for pet owner liability insurance for dogs. more

Dogs do not tolerate chocolate

The dog needs small treats, especially as a reward. However, one should not give it chocolate under any circumstances. This can be very dangerous for the dog. more

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