Disclaimer1: I have no intention of actually ever feeding mine or any other dog with alcohol or other harmful substances.
Everybody seems to know that alcohol is bad for pets. But just how bad?
When searching the internet the only things I can find are:
- Websites that tell me alcohol is bad for dogs/cats, well thank you but it is clear that alcohol is a toxin
- Websites that tell me how to diagnose alcohol poisoning in dogs, very useful but not quite what I am looking to find
- A yahoo answers question dating back to 2009 giving some figures and pseudonumbers but nothing to back these things up
All of the things mentioned above do have the same problem: They give great advice, etc. But all the amounts, numbers and mentions of alcohol are in relative sizes (e.g. much, little, high, low). The problem of these relative sizes is that they are not of any use without any contextual information they relate to.
Q: Is there any hard-data on how much alcohol affects a dog in what way?
Googling for most common dog results in the Labrador Retriever, thus we will assume this specific breed for this question2.
1Because I feel it necessary to make this fact clear
2It makes sense that these numbers will be subsequently different for a Chihuahua or a Bernese Mountain Dog