No. You may know a dog owner who gives her pets a few laps of “relaxation wine” without any negative effects, but it’s safer to keep alcohol away from dogs. Dogs’ livers aren’t properly equipped to process alcohol. Just like humans, dogs can experience alcohol poisoning, and their smaller size makes them all the more susceptible.
If your dog has more than a few sips of wine, have your vet’s number at the ready. Your pet may need IV treatment, rehydration measures, and close monitoring.
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.