Can rainwater make dogs sick? Simple and Effective Tips

How the vet will treat your dog

The vet will treat your dog depending on what they find from the stool sample. Most of the ordinary finds will be a parasite, and it will be treated by a course of antibiotics or a de-worming tablet.

By letting your dog drink rainwater, you are also putting your health at risk as well as your families. It may sound extreme, but it’s highly possible if your dog has consumed contaminated rainwater, they can and will pass it on by contact. I kiss my dogs all the time and let them lick my face, so like me, you must be extra careful. Stop your dog from drinking any rainwater found outside, be it on the ground, in a bucket, container, lakes, rivers, and streams, all drinking from an unknown source outside should be avoided.

Can rainwater make dogs sick?

You can stop your dog drinking from a puddle by offering them water from a bottle or a bowl during a walk. If your dog goes to drink from a rainwater source, a firm command ‘leave it’ should be used.

If your dog isn’t familiar with the ‘leave it’ command, I have written up my simple how-to training guide that you can follow here.

Can dogs drink rain water from bowl?As tempting as it may be for your dog, it’s important to remember that rainwater is not always safe for your dog to drink. When rainwater hits earth, it comes in contact with several contaminants or chemicals that aren’t safe to drink.

  • Fever.
  • Vomiting.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Refusal to eat.
  • Severe weakness and depression.
  • Stiffness.
  • Severe muscle pain.
  • Is it OK for puppy to drink rain water?

    Dogs drinking from a puddle comes with a risk so It’s important not to let your dog drink from a puddle. This also includes lakes, rivers, ponds, or random containers on the ground. These also pose a toxic risk to your dog.

    Rain Water Poisonous to Pets

    Water that comes off of your roof could come in contact with tar or bird feces. If this is the case, there is a chance your dog could get Giardia, which is the number one cause of diarrhea in dogs worldwide.