Whenever your furry companion drinks commercially produced apple juice or any other fruit drinks, it may leave them prone to having intestinal problems, such as abdominal pains, irregular bowel movements, and diarrhea.
Apple juice purchased from most stores does not contain 100% fruit concentrate. They contain sugars, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives to enhance their taste and improve their shelf life. More so, they have little to no fiber content.
Whenever your furry friend drinks apple juice, these sugars, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives can upset the bowels of your furry companions. Therefore, we do not recommend that your canine buddy drink apple juice containing these artificially added ingredients.
Can Dogs Drink 100% Apple Juice?
This largely depends on what type of 100% apple juice it is, homemade or commercially made. However, even though having your furry partner to drink 100% apple juice is better than having it to drink artificially flavored apple juice, we still do not recommend it.
This is because 100% apple juice, despite being unsweetened, still lacks fiber content and is likely to pose intestinal problems for your canine friend, just like sweetened apple juice.
In addition, commercially made 100% apple juices are often found to have artificial preservatives to improve their shelf life. These preservatives when consumed together with the juice are capable of causing intestinal disturbances to dogs.
Apart from intestinal disturbances, artificial preservatives can also cause cancer, allergy, and neurological damage to your four-legged furry friend. For these reasons, we do not recommend 100% apple juice to dogs for consumption.