Alcohol is Dangerous for Cats

You might enjoy a drink every now and then, but you're probably not as likely to pour a stiff one for your cat or dog. The same amount of alcohol which is safe for a human can be dangerous or deadly for a pet. Conscientious pet owners need to be aware of the dangers of alcohol.

Surprisingly, cats and dogs don't just get alcohol from having someone dribble wine into their water dishes. It can come from unexpected sources, including seemingly harmless pet care products. Once you understand the consequences of exposing your cat or dog to alcohol, you'll probably never want to do so again.

So here are some of the consequences Dogs and cats who consume alcohol can become easily intoxicated. Some worrying signs of intoxication include vomiting, showing signs of being disoriented or dehydrated, and having difficulty walking normally. Also, your pet may not act like he normally does Your usually-pleasant furry little friend may suddenly become aggressive or uncharacteristically depressed. And no one wants to deal with the consequences of certain family rules, such as where the dog is allowed to urinate, suddenly being ignored.

Being under the influence of alcohol is not a nice experience for cats and dogs Their breathing and heart rate become irregular within just a few minutes of tasting the alcohol. More serious problems might include seizures, coma, and even death!

The smaller the animal, the greater the danger, so puppies and kittens are particularly at risk. Most of these symptoms can be treated by a veterinarian, but the best course of action is to not allow your pets to have alcohol in the first place.