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My 3 month old cavalier king charles pup seems to like tea

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My 3 month old cavalier king charles pup seems to like tea as he kept on until i gave in and let him try it out off my cup now every time i try to have a cuppa he want some too but i dont always give in as i dont know if i am harming him
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.

Hello Coleen, I'm Dr. Deb and I'll do my best to help you today.

Tea does contain caffeine and dogs appear to be more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people.
While a small amount of tea...1-2 laps..will not contain enough caffeine to cause a toxic reaction or poisoning in most pets, the ingestion of moderate amounts could be concerning, especially for the smaller dogs.

It's probably best to substitute another treat for him during tea time and avoid the possibility of him ingesting too much tea at one time.

I hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Coleen:
Thanks for the rating; it's greatly appreciated.

I hope Rosco won't be too upset with me if you stop allowing him to drink your tea but it really is for the best.
Regards, Deb

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