Alcohol is not a treat for canines, a small amount can cause serious harm to them.
Christmas is the time of the year when we all love to gather and enjoy our time. We love to share good times, and with good times comes alcohol. For us it is fun, for our dogs it is dangerous. Vets recommend that all dog owners should keep their dogs away from any alcoholic beverages.
Experts at Argos Pet Insurance say alcohol has the same effect on dogs as humans. But when it comes to dogs, the effect is faster and more severe. Despite all the efforts done, a research suggests that 1 in 4 dogs in Britain have consumed alcohol at least once.
However, most of these cases are out of the carelessness of the owners. In other, bad and wrong, cases, dogs are given alcohol for fun and to be recorded for online videos.
Vets then warn us to pay attention because dogs are curious by nature. They will approach a glass of wine or a bottle of beer left open to taste it. You shouldn’t leave alcohol unattended because it takes a couple of seconds for them to drink it.
The danger of dogs being exposed to alcohol increases on Christmas. On Christmas, the social gatherings make it hard to control your dog all over the time. Also, others may leave their alcohol unattended and that gives your dog a chance.
Even small amounts of alcohol can cause harm. In case you want to make sure of your dog’s safety, when dogs consume alcohol they show some signs of alcohol poisoning. These signs are vomiting, excessive urination, and difficulty in breathing, standing, or walking.