can my 12 yr old sheltie drink water fortified with potassium and magnesium

can my 12 yr old sheltie drink water fortified with potassium and magnesium

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Krista Wren
5 years ago

Why would you want to offer this? I would not recommend it. Excessive potassium is harmful to the heart. Stick with a good food and plain old water.

Adam Wysocki
5 years ago

Hi Celeste,

As far as I know, as long as your dog is otherwise healthy, it’s not a problem with two exceptions.

Dogs with kidney disease or kidney related illnesses should not have any extra potassium.

Also, too much magnesium could make your dog gassy and may even cause diarrhea.

It would probably be a good idea to give your dogs vet a call and just double check to make sure that there is no other history of ailments that may be a concern.

When in doubt, there’s nothing better than regular ole’ drinking water. 🙂

Hope this helps,
Adam