No! There’s no variety of alcohol that’s truly safe for your dog. Yes, you’ve heard of a dog owner who occasionally shares a beer with his pup without doing harm, but it’s a risk not worth the novelty. Dogs’ livers aren’t equipped to break down alcohol, and dogs can experience alcohol poisoning just as humans can, only more quickly. If your dog ingests more than a small amount (a few sips) of alcohol, keep a close eye on her. She may need immediate attention from your vet.
Symptoms to Look For
- Slowed movement or difficulty walking
- Decrease in body temperature
- Decrease in blood pressure
- Respiratory difficulty or failure
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.