Hola! For a majority of festive party goers across the world, Cinco de Mayo is an annual holiday honoring one thing: Mexican heritage and pride. The holiday more often than not comes with a celebratory side affect: drinking, and lots of it.In It’s a Dog’s World, you can learn how to plan Yappy Hour®, Mutt Makeovers, Birthday Paw-ties, Bark Mizbahs and a number of other canine parties, all encouraging a way to party with your pets, but partying with your pets come with one warning – absolute no drinking for your dogs.
So this Cinco de Mayo, Salsa dance your pet with pride, and while you may indulge in a margarita or two (three, four, or five), do not share with your four-legged friend. Alcohol consumption in pets is a dangerous game, and dogs can suffer death from a single bout of alcohol ingestion. The scary part is that dogs are sometimes attracted to alcoholic beverages in all forms and sadly, they can die after a single taste. In fact, hundreds of dogs do get sick and suffer death from alcohol ingestion each year.
If you indeed suspect your pet has slurped up some ale or an icy cocktail, look for the warning signs that include vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing and lack of coordination. If your dog exhibits these signs after being in contact with alcohol, consult your vet immediately.
Certainly if you want to share every pleasure this Cinco de Mayo with your dog, including the old fashion drinking of beer, there is a way to bypass sickness if your dogdesires to dip in the Dos Equis! Pet product companies have already launched a number of pet-friendly, non-alcoholic beers.
Try this party canine drink on for size:
Bowser Beer Ale – a non-alcoholic beer high in protein, containing Glucosamine which essential for maintaining healthy joints
And remember, partying with your pets is an animal lovers dream but never risk your dog’s life for a thrill. Keep open alcoholic containers away from dogs (sometimes they can be attracted to the smell/taste) and be smart will you celebrate.
Adopt! Even if you don’t need a Mexican dog to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! There are millions of chihuahuas waiting for their forever homes in shelters! Visit http://www.chihuahua-rescue.com/ and save a homeless Chihuahua!
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!