Hot dogs (canines) with hops

Whippet_ImageDogs (Canis lupus familiaris) should if possible avoid hops (Humulus lupulus). For dogs ingesting hops can, and often do, overheat to an alarming, sometimes life-threatening degree. *see note. The physiological pathways involved are as yet  poorly understood  unknown. See: Toxicology Brief: Hops Make Dogs Hot, Veterinary Technician, August 2013 (Vol 34, No 8).

* Note:
Improbable has tried to find research regarding spontaneous combustion amongst canines, with very little, if any, success.

Photo credit: The picture, via Wikipedia, shows a healthy Whippet, a breed of Sighthound, which it seems are particularly susceptible.

 






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

code


Please note that to avoid comment spam, no e-mail addresses or web links are allowed in the message! If you include one, the message will be auto-deleted