If you’re planning to celebrate St Patrick’s day on the 17th March, why not let your dog have a little tipple along with you? There are plenty of doggy beers on the market that are 100% safe for your dog, and of course, alcohol-free.
Doggy “beers” are specifically designed for dogs and are made with ingredients that are safe for dogs to consume. Dog beer does not contain alcohol, as alcohol is toxic and potentially deadly for dogs. Instead, the ingredients are carefully selected to provide a tasty and healthy treat for dogs to enjoy. The most common ingredients in dog beer are usually chicken or beef broth, malt extract, and vegetable flavourings. Some dog beers also contain added vitamins and minerals to support a dog’s overall health.
Australian pet brand L’Barkery has produced beers with fun names such as Paw Blonde, Pawroni and KB Bitter and there are lots of other brands on the market that can be found in some pet stores, online retailers, and some specialty stores that sell dog-related products.
So now your dog doesn’t have to miss out on all the ‘craic’ while you’re having your pint!
What happens if a dog drinks beer?
Beer or any alcoholic beverage can be very dangerous and potentially deadly for dogs. Dogs are much more sensitive to the effects of alcohol than humans, and even a small amount of alcohol can have serious consequences.
When a dog drinks beer, the alcohol is absorbed quickly into their bloodstream and can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Lethargy and disorientation
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Difficulty breathing
- Coma or death
In addition to these immediate symptoms, long-term effects of alcohol consumption can include liver damage, kidney damage, and even brain damage.
If you suspect that your dog has ingested alcohol or any toxic substance, you should seek veterinary attention immediately.
It’s important to note that while dog beer is generally safe for dogs to consume, it should not be a regular part of their diet. These products are meant to be an occasional treat and should not replace a dog’s regular meals or water intake.
Additionally, it’s important to check the ingredients of any dog beer before giving it to your pet, as some dogs may have allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients. It’s always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian before introducing new treats or foods into your dog’s diet.