A new way k9's are getting drunk....

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/austriaanimaloffbeat;_ylt=ApOWgY6wuDgbpamJ1fAEbb0jr7sF

    VIENNA (AFP) - A dog was admitted to a veterinary clinic in Austria at the weekend, barely able to stand on his own four paws and reeking "like a beer hall," a newspaper reported on Monday.

    Dingo, a three-year-old labrador weighing 40 kilogrammes (88 pounds), was a pitiful sight when his owner, a hunter, brought him in to the surgery in the Salzkammergut region, the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten quoted vet Karl Hofbauer as saying.
    "The dog had dreadful wind and diarrhea, and was vomiting a lot," Hofbauer said.
    "When I got him up on the table, it smelt like a distillery."
    Tests indicated that the dog had a blood alcohol content of 1.6 milligrams per 100 millilitres.
    But that was not the result of Dingo having one drink too many, the owner insisted.
    The hungry pooch had stolen and secretly devoured half a kilogramme of fresh yeast dough from the kitchen. Alcohol had formed inside his stomach as a result of the fermentation process, leaving poor old Dingo stone drunk.
    "Nasty-minded people said that we hunters are often drunk. With me, it's my dog," joked the owner.
  2. I was at the vet's office once when an owner of a Keeshound brought her dog in, same thing, ate a bunch of rising dough. Since then I've always let my bread doughs rise while sitting on top of the fridge.

    Good thing the owner in this story did the same thing, took his pup to the vet.
  3. Wow, dogs can make alcohol in their tummies -- who knew! Definetly didn't see that coming! Thanks for sharing the article. I will be sure to keep yeast far away from my pup.