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    Does your dog like whiskey?

    I have a greyhound and he will "drink" off my fingers - beer, bourbon, scotch, & brandy. He will sometime "nudge" my hand while I'm hold a glass. This dog has had ER 10y !! How many sad men & women have never tasted such tectar! Our cat would pull away from any distilled spirits as I thought any animal would. Any similar experiences?
    I must tell the truth and let you know that before I ever knew he would do this, and before I found this web site, I named my beloved greyhound WHISKEY.

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by toddinjax View Post
    I named my beloved greyhound WHISKEY.
    Maybe it's your fault?

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    My four year old Cocker Spaniel, Duke will lick droplet after droplet of Redbreast from my finger. To the point of intoxication if I let him. He won't drink neat from a glass (alcohol fumes burn his nose, I suspect) He will also drink or I should say, lick the Ice cubes in a glass of JD and Coke. In fact you have to be careful where you set the glass because if you're not watching he will drink more than what is healthful! I'm not sure how dogs metabolize alcohol but I've never let him have more than a 'taste'.
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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Before my (ex) wife left me and took her, I had a Samoyed who absolutely loved bourbon on ice! .. Yeah I know a country song in the making... She'd litteraly try to crawl up my chest and arms to get to it. If left the glass on the coffee table unattened for long my bourbon would be gone and Star (the dog) would be walking crooked.
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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Before my (ex) wife left me and took her, I had a Samoyed who absolutely loved bourbon on ice! .. Yeah I know a country song in the making... She'd litteraly try to crawl up my chest and arms to get to it. If left the glass on the coffee table unattened for long my bourbon would be gone and Star (the dog) would be walking crooked.
    "My baby she loved bourbon but her mama didn't love me."

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "My baby she loved bourbon but her mama didn't love me."

    I have the knack.
    Ouch, dude, that's sad. That's the kind of thing a fella might say while sitting on a bar stool next to me and I'd buy him a double of whatever he's drinking. Here have a virtual drink on me.

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "My baby she loved bourbon but her mama didn't love me."

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    I once left a glass of bourbon on the floor, which was partially swiped by a very expensive puppy, that I was 'looking after' for someone. The poor little thing must hardly had any, but then was unrousable for about 30 mins. Honestly I'm not sure if it was the whiskey, but it really freaked me out and I've always been very careful about letting animals near booze.
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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamber View Post
    I once left a glass of bourbon on the floor, which was partially swiped by a very expensive puppy, that I was 'looking after' for someone. The poor little thing must hardly had any, but then was unrousable for about 30 mins. Honestly I'm not sure if it was the whiskey, but it really freaked me out and I've always been very careful about letting animals near booze.

    A small dog could easily drink way too much. Alcohol poisoning is serious business. Duke only weighs 32 lbs soaking wet. I once went to the museum of science and industry in Chicago. They had a display of red liquid in various glass vessels representing the amount of blood in an elephant, a horse, a man, a sheep and a dog (a Cocker Spaniel). I can't remember how many ounces of blood was represented for the Cocker Spaniel but it wasn't much. An amount I could easily chug, let's put it that way.

    I spoil my dog in just about every way possible. If I eat steak, he gets some too, If I'm drinking something and he shows an interest in it, I'll give him a taste by dipping my finger in the glass and offering it to him. But just a taste.

    Getting an animal drunk is not funny, it is abuse. Letting your dog have a bit of his favorite tasty libation (and catch a slight buzz) well, that's love.

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    Re: Does your dog like whiskey?

    Leo would drink anything, everyone in the family has been on guard ever since he almost made his way into a neat pour of Lot B. Would have done him as he is a small dog.

    Turns out there was no worry, Leo has sinced confided in me that he prefers WT products.
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