Feeding Dogs Tomato Juice?

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April 7, 2009

I have heard that you can give your dogs tomato juice to stop their urine from turning the grass yellow. How much would I need to give my dogs and how often? I have two dogs weighing 19kg and 38kg.

By Sophie Manning from UK


April 10, 20090 found this helpful
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I would be extremely, extremely leery about giving a dog tomato juice. It is very, very hard on their stomachs. We never, ever give our dog anything with a tomato base. However, once when I cooked fried green tomatoes, my husband, not thinking because they weren't red, gave our dog three slices. He loved them, however we ended up at the vet with the dog vomiting for several days. DO NOT give tomatos!

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April 13, 20091 found this helpful
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Give the dogs more FRESH water to drink. They can pee clear like humans too.


My dog likes roma tomatoes, cut into little pieces, toss in a salad of raw vegies. Mine loves her green beans, peas, zucchini, cukes, oh, lettuce and spinach are the plus. Mix and match. I also do sundried tomatoes and give her a sliver. LOVE THE TASTE, I eat them like jerky snacks. Again, a little bit.

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May 30, 2017

I heard that if I give my dog 4 oz. of tomato juice that it would improve the color of her coat. Any advice on this subject?


May 30, 20170 found this helpful

I have never heard of this but since tomato juice has a lot of salt (salt free?) then it may not be good for your dog's kidneys so I would check this out before giving very much.


Tomato juice is sometimes used if dogs have came in contact with a skunk or some other bad odor and some people say they use it to keep the dog's urine from killing their grass.
I do not believe it is a good idea to give your dog very much (if any) tomato without talking it over with your vet.
Here's advice from one vet site:
"One particular home remedy, tomato juice, likely has its primary benefit through both increased salt and water intake. While salt will make the dog drink more and dilute the urine, increased salt intake can cause problems for dogs with existing kidney or heart conditions. Owners should not alter their dogs diet without consulting with their veterinarian."

Here is a link to a site that discusses uses for tomato juice.


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May 30, 20170 found this helpful

I agree that it's too salty. It can cause problems with the kidney and heart.


I wouldn't give anything to my pet without clearing it with my vet.

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May 30, 20170 found this helpful

I would not give it. And, I can't think of anything in the tomato juice that would improve the color. Color is a DNA trait. DIet won't change DNA

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