Can I give my dog a beer?

Never give beer or anything else with alcohol to your pet. A dog’s liver is not equipped to handle alcohol and even small amounts can be fatal.

Dogs cannot have alcohol. Other common household dangers include caffeine – even in tea – chocolate, coca cola, macadamia nuts, onions, grapes, raisins, and aspirin

There is a good list with foods dogs shouldn’t eat on the ASPCA’s website. The list includes explanations of why your pet shouldn’t have the food.

If you think  your dog ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian or go to the nearest pet ER immediately. There is also Animal Poison Control Center run by the ASPCA, and they can be reached on a 24-hour emergency hotline at 888-426-4435.

Another great resource is the ASPCA’s mobile app with information about hundreds of everyday hazards and what to do if your pet is exposed to one of them.

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