|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Fri Mar 29, '13 11:36am PST |
|Apparently, from what I read, ice cubes are in and of themselves okay since the dog doesn't/can't ingest lots at one time, assuming your dog isn't just gobbling them down. The serious stomach issues are from ice water, and apparently can be quite serious, especially if the dog is overheated. Supposedly, stomach spasm/cramping can lead to torsion, which is when the stomach twists, usually related to bloat.
From what I read, this is the ONLY definitive cause of torsion positively identified so far. Other reasons are pretty much unknown.
It is not a risk I want to take, so I give mine one or two small ice cubes only at a time.