Is coffee ok for dogs..?

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  1. SheilaHelm1

    SheilaHelm1 Member

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    I have a 16 year old jack Russell terrier, who steals my coffee and fights me for it, so I now make her a brew every time I have one, I am presuming its safe and think at her age she can have anything she likes that makes her happy.
    I also put a couple of dispersable aspirins in her water everyday as she has stiff back legs.
    Am I doing the right thing.? Are her instincts just doing the right thing?

    Not trying to make this into some kind of doggy forum and I promise I won't ask anything else regarding dogs, but I don't want to be making her ill and the people on this forum seem to be the most knowledgeable out there xxx
     
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    Ask all you want regarding dogs and Peatisms. :mrgreen: We all love our animals and want the best for them too. :rockout

    Hope people can chime in with some answers. I know Peat said something to the effect of...... if dogs ate more sugar they would probably live longer.
     
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    My pug loves liver, chicharrones, and red light therapy. She turned up her nose at coffee. I share my liver from the table which reminds me of when I was a child and would sneak food I didn't like to the dog.
     
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    Not sure about coffee...but I give my spaniels about a tablespoon of sugar with their dog food. I heard an interview where Mr Peat said he advised a man to do this for his dog and the sugar was helping with arthritis. They also get ocasional cows milk, ice cream, eggs, raw bones. They love anything coconut.
     
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    Thanks Charlie, thats good to know and Haagendazendiane, you're right about red light therapy, I have a 2 man infrared sauna at home and she loves getting in it with me ha ha
    Honeybee I hear ya about the coconut... but didn't know about the sugar for arthritis, will start doing that, good call, thanks x
     
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