Dogs can drink coconut water and it is actually very good for them. It is a nice treat after something like an intense workout, especially for athletic or outdoorsy dogs.
Coconut water could also come in handy for dogs recovering from an illness where there was a lot of fluid and electrolyte loss from vomiting or diarrhea.
Here is a bit more on the health benefits of coconut water for dogs.
95% of coconut water is pure water. This makes coconut water a really good option to help rehydrate your dog if they are rehydrated for one reason or another. Here are a few scenarios where dogs may need a bit of help getting rehydrated.
- High fever
- Excessive panting from physical or psychological distress
- Intense exercise or prolonged levels of activity
- Persistent diarrhea
- Persistent vomiting
- Internal or external bleeding
- Kidney diseases with excessive urination
Coconut water is rich in most of the electrolytes that your dog’s body requires. These include potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. They are used everywhere from nerve conduction and muscle contraction to serving as coenzymes in chemical reactions.
This is what makes coconut water better than regular water for dogs that may have lost electrolytes through vomiting, diarrhea, or bleeding.
Rich In Vitamins
Coconut water is a fantastic source of vitamins for your dog. It is a particularly good source of vitamins in the B complex including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, Folic acid, and biotin. All their individual uses and benefits will leave you with a generally happy and healthier doggy.