Can I Give Coconut Water to My Dog?

You want the best for your body, which is why you drink CoAqua Super Premium Coconut Water. You already know it’s packed with natural electrolytes from potassium, magnesium, and calcium, giving you the hydration you need, with no shortage of tasty tropical flavor.

But you also want what’s best for your beloved canine companion. So you might be asking, can my dog drink coconut water? And is it good for them? Read ahead to find out just how you can give your dogs the love they need, even at the watering bowl.

Can my dogs drink coconut water?

The short answer is, yes! Just as the electrolytes in coconut water give humans the hydration they need, it can give your pup the refreshing energy boost their body craves. Plus, coconut water can give your furry ones key nutrients like Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.

How do these nutrients help my dog?

  • Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system, both in humans and in dogs. An antioxidant that rids the body of free radicals, Vitamin C is formed in the liver, although some dogs require supplements to ensure they’re getting enough. That’s where coconut water can be of assistance. In addition to your vet’s recommendations, a little coconut water could just give your fuzzy friend the immunity boost they need.
  • Potassium serves various functions in the dog’s body, like boosting muscle growth, supporting cognitive health, and bolstering the metabolism (so they can better absorb other nutrients). 
  • Calcium is invaluable to the functioning of any healthy body—human or canine. Your dog needs calcium to promote strong teeth and bones, proper blood clotting, and optimal muscle movement. In fact, calcium is essential in extending and contracting muscles, which means that your dog wouldn’t be able to move without it.

Are there any risks?

As with any product, there are some risks to feeding your dog coconut water. For one, a can of CoAqua has about 60 calories. While that calorie count may seem trivial to humans, dogs consume far fewer calories per day. So you’ll want to be mindful of your dog’s daily intake. You don’t want them to put on gratuitous weight just because they’ve been drinking coconut water instead of regular old H2O. 

Like any treat, moderation is key here. There truly is no replacement for fresh water. But coconut water can make a refreshing and healthy drink for your dog in small amounts. With a subtle but delicious flavor, and all sorts of nutrients that help your dog in daily life, a little cup of coconut water is a healthy and fun treat for man’s best friend. 

*Disclaimer* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements within this blog are based on subjective research. 

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