Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
ALCOHOL AND DOGS
I know you think this post is about wine or beer-- nope, it's about regular rubbing alcohol--isoprophy alcohol. Bandit is ready to listen!
You might think it's okay to use rubbing alcohol if your dog has a sore or scratch. It's not. Alcohol on the skin can have many side effects for dogs. It's not safe. (You all know my Starlight-- who loves to help with the dishes.)
It can cause skin irritation and excessive dryness. It can also delay healing of skin tissue and it can remove the moisture barrier. Smelling it can also cause respiratory tract irritation and it is a neurotoxin and can effect the nervous system.
Use of alcohol can also effect the liver, kidneys and other organs. Some pet products are beginning to contain alcohol, not a good thing! Be sure to check labels on everything. It can be in ear washes, "pet safe" home cleaners, Bitter Apple and urine cleaners. (I have used Bitter Apple, but no more!) This is my friend's sweet girl, Clover, above.