Sunday, July 21, 2013


I recently found out that's many breeds of dogs are allergic to hops.  How sad for them!  I'd be one sad puppy if I couldn't have my hops!

But, seriously, dogs are allergic as in they could die allergic.  If a dog consumes hops they could enter a state called malignant hyperthermia.  That is condition that causes they're body temperature to rise uncontrollably. Symptoms include: restlessness, panting, vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures, rapid heart rate, and high temperature. The first best treatment is to cool the dog down and get them to a vet immediately.

Alcohol isn't particularly good for our furry pals either.  Being smaller than the average human, even a small amount can be toxic. Some dogs have reportedly become alcoholics, but it would be a bad, bad dog mommy/daddy that would let they're dog-child consume alcohol in such a volume to create an addiction.

Some dogs do have a taste for beer, though.

Luckily for them there are several brewers of  beer just for dogs!  It's true!  It's non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and meat flavored.

There's Bowser Beer that is made with USDA beef or chicken, malt barly and glucosamine.  They recommend serving it straight out of the bottle, poured over dry kibble, or over crushed ice.

That sounds great!  Except maybe for the dry kibble part.

There's also Lucky Dog and  Kwispelbier.  There may be more but, since I don't actually have a dog, I have no need to buy it.  Unless maybe to trick my husband into drinking it.  He can be a bit of a dog sometimes.

Aww . . . I wouldn't do that to him!

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