Is drinking pool water dangerous for your dog?

Ask Dr. Debra: Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drinking Pool Water?

This Week’s Question:

Can my dog get sick from drinking pool water?

Priscilla Moniz

Dr. Debra’s Answer:

Hi Priscilla,

Thanks for your email.

The answer is yes, your dog can get sick from drinking pool water. There are a lot of chemicals in pool water that can be irritating to some dogs. The levels are relatively low, but they can still cause vomiting and other symptoms.

Best of luck to you and your pet!

Dr. Debra

Please note: Dr. Debra’s guidance should not be considered veterinary advice like that provided by your veterinarian, since she is unable to personally examine your pet. If you have an immediate concern or emergency, contact a veterinarian or local veterinary hospital about your specific situation.