Pets drink coffee or decaffeinated coffee?
Cats and dogs should never drink caffeinated coffee, but if they accidentally consumes some, it is unlikely he or she will suffer any ill effects in most people mind. Some even think most dangerous ingredient for pets in coffee is the caffeine, so it should be okay to give them decaffeinated coffee which is a safer alternative in small portions. We must say this is a very dangerous action, as level of side effects of caffeine really depends on size and the health situation of the animal, at the same time, level of caffeine varies by brands, no one can tell how much caffeine your furry friend and stand.
According to ASPCA and Animal Poison Control Center, caffeine is generally moderate to severe/life-threatening poisonous to cats and dogs, any food containing caffeine should be avoid feeding.
Caffeine may cause:
Elevated heart rate
Hypertension (elevated blood pressure)
Abnormal heart rhythms
Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature)
No matter how minor the symptoms might seems, your pet is definitely suffering, please consult your vet as soon as possible if they accidentally consumes some coffee or coffee bean .