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how much potassium can a dog have I want to give my dog special

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how much potassium can a dog have? I want to give my dog special K?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  VetInternist replied 5 years ago.

ResidentVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer!

ResidentVet :

Do you mean Special K the cereal?

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

yes

ResidentVet :

Ok

ResidentVet :

It is hard to give a healthy animal too much potassium orally. Dogs with a normal gastrointestinal tract and healthy kidneys will get rid of any excess potassium from their diets.

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

this is for a pomeranian

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

yes she is a healthly dog

ResidentVet :

Supplements for potassium could be a problem, but foods don't generally cause a problem.

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

just a little like 1/8 cup a day

ResidentVet :

Having said that, Special K isn't a good diet for a dog and giving Special K to a dog won't likely cause it to lose weight.

ResidentVet :

A little bit given as a treat is fine, but if you want your dog to lose weight it is best to start with a reduced calorie food and stay away from treats.

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

i need something to feed the dog beside just the dog food (1/2 cup a day

ResidentVet :

Baby carrots are a good treat and so are canned low-sodium green beans

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

i want to swap treats for cereal

ResidentVet :

If your dog like the Special K it isn't going to hurt her

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

does not like carrots or beans

ResidentVet :

You can use it for a treat.

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

what else can i use for a treat

ResidentVet :

You can pull some kibbles from her feedings and give them throughout the day like a treat. The Tiny marshmallows aren't bad either, but use them sparingly.

ResidentVet :

Do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-rkq1y7vb- :

no thank you for the help

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