You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Vets: Despite Facebook warnings, ice water for dogs isn't dangerous


If you've been on Facebook over the past few days, especially during the heat wave that's been blanketing the Northeast and Mid Atlanic areas, you've probably seen the post about ice water being dangerous for dogs. 

 According to a vet interviewed by Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Mich., the blog post and recurring Facebook shares are not true. 

>> Read more trending stories  

Dr. Randall Carpenter said that the post has actually gone back to 2007, but has made a comeback recently. 

"If the dog is overheated and dehydrated, and desperate for fluids and they consume huge, huge amounts of ice cubes or water all at one time, it could create a situation where the dog could bloat." Carpenter said. 

WKBN reported bloat can happen no matter the temperature of water.

Snopes.com has also investigated the claims and has found them untrue.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Pets

Take a look at your landscape for decorating ideas
Take a look at your landscape for decorating ideas
Police officer mans Salvation Army kettle, shows off dance moves
Police officer mans Salvation Army kettle, shows off dance moves
He's got the moves to serve and protect. But a police officer in Cleveland, Tennessee, used some other moves to help raise money for the local chapter of the Salvation Army.
Someone put up a ‘satanic display’ in Boca Raton
Someone put up a ‘satanic display’ in Boca Raton
A “satanic display” of a pentagram with a nearby banner and sign were placed in Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Florida, overnight and are causing a stir in the surrounding faith community, according to a local church.
Christmas in the Village is in third decade
If it takes a village to raise the Christmas spirit, one area town has had it covered for more than 30 years.
Food for body and soul
Each traditional holiday dish has a fascinating history. Our beloved green bean and mushroom soup casserole topped with French fried onions, for example, was created by Dorcus Reilly, a Campbell Soup Company employee, in 1955.
More Stories