Dog Intoxicated From Bread Dough


Dingo must have had a major hangover after his drunken episode.

This three-year-old Labrador was brought to a veterinary clinic in Austria because he was unable to stand up by himself and smelled “like a beer hall.”

This 88 pound dog had horrible gas, diarrhea and was vomiting a lot. Dingo was taken to the vet and tests were done on the drunk Labrador. His blood alcohol content was 1.6 milligrams per 100 millilitres (Austria’s legal driving limit is 0.5 milligrams).

But Dingo hadn’t gotten into the refrigerator of beer or opened up the liquor cabinet. He had stolen and eaten a pound of fresh bread dough from the kitchen.

Alcohol had formed inside his stomach as a result of the fermentation process, which caused Dingo to be incredibly drunk.

Dingo has recovered from his drunken night and vows that he will never ever get drunk again.

Source: Yahoo News

6 Responses to “Dog Intoxicated From Bread Dough”

  1. kathy says:

    Poor dog!

  2. MaineMom says:

    When I was a kid we had a German Shepherd who became inebriated from eating from a pile of pulled weeds which were apparently fermenting in the sun. My father learned fast that he could not leave a martini or beer on a cocktail table around her - she’d lap it up instantly. Since most dogs and cats avoid even the smell of alcohol, I’ve often wondered what attracted her to it. Could it have been genetic - both sire and dam were from Germany. Might account for the beer. But gin and dry vermouth!Any ideas?

    Glad Dingo is OK and hope he’s in AA now!

  3. G in INdiana says:

    You also have to be very careful of fallen fruit. Tales of elephants, squirrels and even horses getting bombed on fermenting fallen fruit are all over the place. My pal from TX has a couple of Pugs who just adore apricots, fermenting ones. She had to fence the tree so the dogs could not get to the alcoholic fruit.

  4. catmom5 says:

    At least this is ONE danger my cats won’t have to face since I have never baked a loaf of homemade bread (other than the sweet breads)! Now I have a good excuse for not doing it :>)

  5. furmom says:

    Sure, Dingo “claims” he’ll never do it again, but I’d bet dollars to doughnuts he’d take the bait again if it was offered.

  6. shibadiva says:

    You bet, furmom. Just look at the grin on that dog. ;o)

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