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Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« on: May 28, 2013, 08:36:19 AM »
Good morning,
 
I am writing to you to inform you about a friends dog who died after eating spent hops.  It was a horrible, needless, accidental death and I would like to prevent it from happening to any other brewers' families.  Could you please share this link with your friends?
 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=612399742112626&set=a.158146747537930.32959.156921974327074&type=1&theater
 
Q was a great dog, but I can only hope his death with serve as a way we can educate our friends to keep hops away from their pets.

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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 08:52:26 AM »
I'm sorry to here about your friends dog.
I agree that it is important to make people aware of this (I know it has been here discussed before) and it never hurts to remind folks to keep hops away from their dogs.

However hops are not toxic. They can cause a hyperthermic reaction in dogs
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Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 08:59:16 AM »
I keep my hops in the freezer. Sorry bout the dog.
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 09:06:59 AM »
It was the spent hops he ate.  Somehow he got into the garbage and that was that.

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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 10:16:48 AM »
Thanks for reminding folks. My spent hops go from boil kettle to a bag to a place dogs can't reach. I will also be cautious at harvest time if I ever get enough to harvest lol

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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 10:22:55 AM »
so sorry to hear this
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »
Thanks for reminding folks. My spent hops go from boil kettle to a bag to a place dogs can't reach. I will also be cautious at harvest time if I ever get enough to harvest lol

I haven't ever heard of a dog who was the least bit interested unused hops.  It seems to be the sweet wort that draws them.
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 02:49:18 PM »
I haven't ever heard of a dog who was the least bit interested unused hops.

I can't imagine *anything* being interested in eating hop flowers!
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 07:28:30 PM »
First post here and new to home brewing of beer though done a bit of wine in my time. My first batch was Irish Red and my son's puppy was roaming around. I dropped a pellet of hops on the floor and the dog went for it. I knew no better and figured if he could eat something that strong he could take it. Well we were drinking some beer during the brewing process and gave him a little of that too. My son got on me the next AM and said don't ever give his dog beer again. He said it shook all night long and panted. My gut feeling was the hops as I have seen dogs drink beer before without issues. Now that I have read here I know that was the problem. Now the dog and I can drink together again but no hops except in the wort!

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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 07:35:26 AM »
My first batch was Irish Red and my son's puppy was roaming around.

I'm no prude, dog's can enjoy a bit of beer if they like. But a puppy? If alcohol hurts a human brains development, it should also hurt a puppies brain. So I am on the record that dogs under the age of one should not drink beer.

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Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 07:47:51 AM »
My first batch was Irish Red and my son's puppy was roaming around.

I'm no prude, dog's can enjoy a bit of beer if they like. But a puppy? If alcohol hurts a human brains development, it should also hurt a puppies brain. So I am on the record that dogs under the age of one should not drink beer.

AFAIC, dogs should never have beer.
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 10:29:15 AM »
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
I'm from Louisiana. People down here put beer in their kids babies bottles. We like our beer. Make of it what you want but I will treat no dog better than my own kid ;)

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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 10:46:19 AM »
AFAIC, dogs should never have beer.

Ditto
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Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 07:38:51 AM »
I used to give my dog the first half glass am foam of the day. If I didn't he would pout. One time I gave him a full pint out of a new keg as it was a little yeasty. He looked a little lit afterwords but seemed pretty happy. At 12 it was nice just to see him wag his tail