Monday, December 22, 2008

Top 10 Howliday Safety Tips: Day 9

Hair of the Dog

While alcohol may help you get into the holiday spirit, it can do just the opposite for your pet. A mere three ounces of liquor swallowed by a 10-15 pound dog can depress its nervous system enough to cause it to stop breathing. Be sure to keep all glasses up high where they cannot be lapped up or toppled over. And if you suspect your dog has sipped some champagne, wine or spirits, call your veterinarian immediately for treatment advice.

1 comment:

The BIKE Lady said...

I had no idea alcohol could do that to a dog, Eileen. I've let my dog sip wine before. Never again. I had no idea. Thanks for this enlightening tip.

Jackie