Is alcohol poisonous to dogs?
What it’s in:
Alcoholic drinks aside, alcohol can be found in some surprising places. Rum-soaked cakes or other unbaked deserts containing alcohol may contain alcohol to cause poisoning in pets. Alcohol is also a major byproduct of ingested yeast dough (see yeast-bread dough).
Threat to pets:
Even small amounts of alcohol, especially in small dogs and cats, can cause life-threatening toxicity.
Signs of alcohol poisoning:
Alcohol smell on the breath, neurological depression, hypothermia (low body temperature), hypotension (low blood pressure), seizures and respiratory failure.
Intravenous dextrose (sugar), IV fluids, warming measures and in-hospital monitoring.
Excellent provided the appropriate care is received.
Published on September 23, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips