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Keep Your Dog Safe!

Man’s best friend is as loyal to us as most of us are to beer and we know that your canine friend means the world to you, so we’d like pass on a very serious warning about dogs and hops.

Though research is not yet extensive, there is strong evidence to suggest that ingesting hops can be highly toxic to some breeds of dogs. There are many scary stories on home brewing forums about dogs eating hops after unsuspecting brewers left unused hops out in a place accessible to their dog, or dumped their kettle trub and hop sediment into the yard, or had a hop plant in their yard that dropped cones on the ground. Some dogs that ingest hops rapidly develop a condition called Malignant Hyperthermia, in which the body temperature rises uncontrollably. This can be very harmful or fatal to the dog. Some symptoms are restlessness, panting, vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures, rapid heart rate, and high temperature. If a dog has possibly ingested hops and exhibits symptoms, they should be taken to an emergency pet hospital immediately for treatment.

So keep your dogs away from hops and safe!

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