How to Keep Your Home Healthy and Pet-Friendly
Go room by room to see how you can keep your home safe for both you and your furry family members.
Dining Room: Booze Hounds
If you’ve ever had one too many, you know exactly the kind of position you’re going to be in the next day. And it’s usually hunched over a toilet seat. Needless to say, it’s not a good idea to inflict the same kind of pain on your pet. They’re already hunched over the toilet enough. “Most people are smart enough not to give their dogs hard alcohol and beer,” Dr. Lee says. “However, dogs can still get alcohol poisoning from other sources, namely baking products that contain yeast and alcohol.”
When baking bread, make sure you let your dough rise far out of your dog’s reach. If ingested, uncooked bread dough causes gas to form in the stomach causing bloat, a serious problem that requires surgery.
Dogs can also get sick if they get their paws on anything soaked in alcohol. Rum-soaked fruit cake: Not good for you; not good for your dog.
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