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No, if it’s caffeinated. In general, we don’t recommend it, even for herbal teas. Water is the only fluid your dog needs to stay hydrated. Dogs should always avoid teas with caffeine.
Caffeine unnecessarily elevates the heart rate, and can be toxic if dogs ingest too much of it (five cups of tea for a small dog, for example). While it takes a good amount of tea to harm your dog, there aren’t many benefits that make it worth sharing.
Symptoms of caffeine poisoning dogs include:
- Elevated heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Elevated body temperature
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