Baileys is one of those beverages that many people enjoy, especially during the holidays! A glass of Baileys helps warm you up a little bit and make you more relaxed and merry! But what happens if a dog drinks Baileys?
Has your dog drunk some Baileys? Are you worried the Baileys will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog drinks something he shouldn’t. That’s why we’ve put together some information to help you and your dog in this situation.
In this article, we’ll take a look at Baileys and whether or not it can make a dog sick. We’ll also share information on how to help your dog if he’s had some Baileys. Let’s get started!
What is Baileys?
Baileys (more correctly known as “Bailey’s Irish Cream”) is an Irish cream liqueur, which is flavored with cocoa, cream, and Irish whiskey. It has about 17% alcohol per volume, which isn’t too strong. However, if you overdo it with the Baileys, it can make you drunk!
Baileys is a favorite alcoholic drink any time, but especially during the holidays. This sweet drink goes with just about anything or can be enjoyed by itself. But what happens if a dog drinks Baileys?
Baileys & Dogs
Unfortunately, Baileys can be toxic to dogs. The reason this drink can be toxic to canines is that it contains both alcohol and cocoa. Too much alcohol or cocoa can be fatal to dogs.
Symptoms of Cocoa Poisoning in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has drunk some Baileys:
- Increased thirst
- Excessive urination
- Racing heart
- Muscle tremors
Symptoms of Alcohol Toxicity in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has had too much Baileys:
- Uncoordinated gate
- Decreased breathing rate
- And more
What to Do If Your Dog Has Had Bailey’s
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, or a combination of symptoms, then call the vet right away. Alcohol toxicity or cocoa poisoning can lead to death in dogs. So, call the vet right away, rather than waiting to see if your dog develops symptoms or if the symptoms become worse. Doing so could cost your dog’s life.
Your vet will be the very best person to offer guidance on what you need to do to help your dog in this situation.