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Almonds siting in almond milk.

Almond milk is made from processing almonds. Your dog may think it’s a tasty treat, but it’s best avoided.

Can dogs drink almond milk?

The extra calories in almond milk make it an unhealthy choice. Just one cup contains 100 calories.

Since adult dogs are not designed to drink milk, these are unnecessary calories devoid of nutrients your dog really needs.

Beware of xylitol

If you do give your dog almond milk, make sure to check the ingredients for xylitol. This additive is toxic to dogs. Just a small amount puts your dog at risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver failure. In some cases, even death.

If your dog ingests almond milk with xylitol, here are the toxicity symptoms to look for:

  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures

Contact your veterinarian if your dog’s condition worsens.

Can dogs drink almond milk?

Yes, but there are healthier snacks out there and xylitol is worth staying away from.

If you found this article helpful, check out whether dogs can eat almonds.

To learn more about what dogs can and cannot eat, check out our Health page.

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