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Things that are Poisonous to Pets — Summer Edition, #3

Alcoholic drinks can cause depression, hypothermia (low body temperature), hypotension (low blood pressure), seizures & respiratory failure.

Even small amounts of alcohol, especially in small dogs and cats, can cause life-threatening toxicity. Rum-soaked cakes or unbaked deserts containing alcohol may contain alcohol to cause poisoning in pets.

Further, yeast use sugars in the unbaked dough (a process called fermentation), they produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. The carbon dioxide gas is what makes bread rise. Alcohol from the fermenting yeast is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and results in alcohol poisoning.

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