Q. Does Ice water really cause bloating in dogs due to muscle spasms? ?

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A. No, that is false. The thing to worry about with ice and ice water is the constriction of the vessels. When your dog is hot/overheating/panting excessively/drooling/vomiting/having diarrhea/lethargy/gum discoloration/etc you should avoid giving them ice or ice water because of the constriction of the dogs blood vessels, which will cause the dog to heat up MORE internally. Instead, if your dog is panting excessively/drooling/obviously overheating, you should give them cool water, splash cool water onto their undersides, and place them in a cool dark room. If they are vomiting/having diarrhea/lethargic/and you notice their gums are discolored, seek veterinary help immediately!

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