My Dog Drank Kahlua What Should I Do?

By Kim •  Updated: 11/11/21 •  3 min read
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Many pet parents love to have a glass of Kahlua once in a while! This is a famous drink that can also be enjoyed in other ways! But what happens if your dog drinks Kahlua?

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Has your dog drunk Kahlua? Are you worried the Kahlua 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 like this.

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In this article, we’ve put together some information about Kahlua and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is Kahlua?

Kahlua is a brand of coffee liqueur made by the Pernod Ricard company, located in Veracruz, Mexico. The drink is a yummy mix of rum, sugar, and arabica coffee!

Kahlua may be enjoyed on its own; however, it can also be used in other ways. For one thing, the alcoholic drink can be used in cocktails, used to bake in desserts, and even as a topping on ice cream, cakes and other desserts.

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The drink is often mixed with milk, cream, coffee, and cocoa, too. And because the beverage is made with coffee, it does contain caffeine. For example, one 1.5 oz drink of Kahlua can contain about 5 mg of coffee. While that’s not as much as a regular 8oz cup of coffee, it’s enough to make a dog sick.

Can Kahlua Make a Dog Sick?

Unfortunately, yes, Kahlua can make a dog very sick. The reason is the alcohol and caffeine contained in the drink. In fact, alcohol poisoning is a very common problem seen in dogs.

Keep in mind the caffeine in Kahlua is not very high, so if your dog has one lick of this drink, he should be OK. A small dog may become a little bit hyperactive but should be OK. The larger danger comes from the alcohol.

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You may notice these symptoms in your dog if he’s drunk Kahlua:

If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog or suspect he’s had Kahlua, then call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.

The good news is that with prompt treatment, most dogs will make a full recovery after drinking Kahlua. However, the best way to keep your dog safe and healthy is to keep this and other alcoholic drinks out of your dog’s reach.

 

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.
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