Vets worried by rising numbers of drunk pets as more owners leaving leftover tipples around the house 

Alcohol poisoning of pets becoming a real problem

It is that time of year when your guests tend to over-indulge and imbibe more than is good for them, leaving their hosts to pick up the pieces.

But pets are also likely to succumb to alcohol poisoning during the festive period, as a result of them sneaking a sip of any drink left lying around the house – with potentially dire consequences.

And with more people now drinking at home than in pubs the problem is likely to get worse.

Vets have warned that because pets such as cats and dogs are naturally inquisitive, they are likely to sniff out and taste any liquids left in glasses on the floor and because of their size it takes very little to make them drunk.

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Vets worried by rising numbers of drunk pets as more owners leaving unfinished tipples around the house.

While the majority of cases are the result of careless owners leaving drink lying around there is a  sinister new twist to the phenomenon.

Some animals are being deliberately given alcoholic drinks so their antics can be filmed by owners and broadcast on social media platforms such as Youtube. Several of the films posted online show owners feeding beer and other alcohol to their animals.

Source: Vets worried by rising numbers of drunk pets as more owners leaving leftover tipples around the house 

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One comment on “Vets worried by rising numbers of drunk pets as more owners leaving leftover tipples around the house 
  1. James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon says:

    The problem is many pets are just status symbols and not beloved companions. Some I’ve come across were no than a style accessory that’s tolerated to build a certain fashion look.

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