We don’t think you should provide your dog with tea to drink because if the amount of caffeine that’s in the beverage. While tea that is considered to be decaffeinated is not toxic to dogs, we strongly believe that fresh water is the safest way to go as it will help your furry friend stay hydrated.
Can Cavapoos Drink Tea?
Yes and no. We don’t think feeding your cavapoo tea is the way to go, but if it’s a case where it is decaffeinated and you would like to give them a taste of it, then you can definitely do so without having to worry about your dog facing any issues. Once given in small quantities, we strongly believe that tea could actually benefit them in many ways.
Always remember to only feed your cavapoo decaffeinated herbal teas such as chamomile or peppermint is considered to be a safer choice for dogs. Another thing you should avoid is adding any form of sugar or milk to the brew, as making it possible for your furry friend to drink milk could lead to them experiencing digestive issues.
Is Tea Bad For Cavapoos?
The main culprit behind dogs drinking tea is the fact that it contains caffeine. The thing is that tea that comes from the Camellia sinensis plant tend to have a large amount of caffeine and these include green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea.
Black tea is said to be the tea that most people love and you can consider it to be the every day tea as it is consumed on a regular basis. They are usually left to completely ferment after being harvested and this is what causes its natural green color becoming oxidised to give its distinctive darker color.
Green tea on the other hand is known to be the opposite due to the fact that it is said to dry quicker after being harvested to minimise oxidation. This allows it to have the green shade of the tea plant and even have a lower caffeine concentration. However, it is known to have the same level of antioxidants properties as the black tea.
White tea and oolong tea are in the middle of the black tea and green tea. They are said to be partially oxidised, which allows it to have a caffeine level in between the two. They tend to offer various flavors and health benefits as well.
Signs of Caffeine Toxicity in Dogs
There are several signs you will need to take into consideration when it comes to caffeine toxicity for your furry friend. These include:
- Loss of appetite
Let’s put it this way, for dog such as a cavapoo, it will take roughly 70 cups of tea to reach caffeine toxicity and at that point you’ll notice some of these signs. It’s safe to say that one of the main causes of caffeine toxicity is when your dog get access to certain food products, which they then consume in large amount at once, exceeding the toxicity levels. It’s absolutely rare for dog owners to give their dogs enough beverage with caffeine for it to reach toxicity levels.
Can Cavapoos Drink Tea With Milk?
What if you want to add milk to your furry friend tea, is it safe to do?
Absolutely not, we don’t think it would be a good idea to feed your dog milk because they are not able to process the fat in milk as how humans are able to. It may also be a case where your dog is lactose intolerant. There are signs that you can look out for if your dog is lactose intolerant such as gastrointestinal or loose stool.
Can Cavapoos Drink Tea With Honey?
If it’s a case where you have a healthy adult dog, then giving them tea with honey shouldn’t be an issue.
The only time we think you should refrain from giving your cavapoo honey is if they have a compromise immune system, as raw honey is said to contain botulism spores, that aren’t safe for dogs in that condition.
Even though honey is a natural product, it’s considered to be high in sugar and should not be given in large quantities, but given them a taste every now and then shouldn’t be an issue.
Another thing is that the sugar in honey can also lead to tooth decay if they consume it on a regular basis. So, make sure to take the time out to clean your dog teeth after giving them honey.