Is drinking pool water bad for my dog?

Our question this week was:

Can my dog get sick from drinking the pool water?

Priscilla Moniz


Hi – thanks for your email. The answer is yes, you dog could get sick from drinking pool water. There are a lot of chemicals in it that can be irritating to some dogs. The levels are relatively low but can cause vomiting in some dogs.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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