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With St. Patrick’s day right around the corner, you might be wondering if you can give your pup just a little bit of that brew you’re having. Well… it’s not a good idea. Alcohol is toxic to our furbabies just like it is to us but, due to their size, can be much more fatal. According to PetMD.com’s article Alcohol Risks for Pets: Beer, Wine, and Liquor
When it comes to alcohol toxicity in pets, the signs usually appear the same as they would in humans. “Alcohol poisoning would present similarly as it might present in people,” says Friedenberg. “So there could be gastrointestinal upset. They might vomit or become nauseated, and they can get wobbly.” Other symptoms can include increased thirst and urination, lethargy, disorientation, and, in severe cases, you might notice muscle tremors, paralysis, extremely slow and shallow breathing, seizures, and your pet may lose consciousness, adds Dr. Jennifer Coates, veterinary advisor for petMD.
If your pet accidentally gets into some suds at your St. Patrick’s Day party, make sure you call a vet right away.
Is this bumming you out? No worries. The Pets I’ve Met team has found some alternatives!
Bowser Beer is a US based company that got it’s start making pretzel bites (really! check out their story on their website). You can buy a 3-pack or a 6-pack on their website or on Amazon. They have 3 flavors you can choose from: Brown Beefy Ale (Beef), Cock-a-doodle Brew (Chicken), or Porky Pug Porter (Pork). Puns galore! Bowser Beer also gives back. They are currently partnered with Military Working Dogs Team Support Associate (MWDTSA) to support their programs by donating Bowser Beer and treats.
This dog beer can be found in Europe, Hong Kong, and South Korea but has yet to break into the US market. Snuffle Dog Beer comes in two flavors, the basic version (beef & chicken) and the chicken version (just chicken). According to their FAQ page, it’s best to serve at room temperature.
Woof & Brew is based out of the UK but ships around the world (for a fee, of course). Their dog beer, called Bottom Sniffer, contains Dandelion & Burdock along with other herbs to give it a unique taste that will get your pup’s tail wagging! Woof & Brew also has wine for both cats and dogs!
Beer-Themed Dog Toys
Maybe your pup doesn’t want dog beer. That’s ok, take a look at some of these beer-themed dog toys!
Do you know of any other beer-themed dog items? Put them in the comments below.