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(Hartford Courant)   Besides wanting steak, what is your dog thinking? Yale researchers want to find out   (courant.com) divider line 16
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2014-03-12 02:01:02 AM
"The Internet and its cat fetish is a passing fad."
 
2014-03-12 02:02:52 AM
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2014-03-12 02:03:39 AM
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2014-03-12 02:16:31 AM
What's Your Dog Thinking? Researchers At Yale Want To KnowGrant Money

FTFY.
 
2014-03-12 02:28:22 AM
Sausages!
 
2014-03-12 02:50:42 AM
It wants my leg to have his babies.  Apparently ;)
 
2014-03-12 03:41:55 AM
My ex had a Yorkie that became instantly pushy the first time I gave it a thimble of beer. Instantly wanted beer every time one came out.
 
2014-03-12 03:47:33 AM

wildcardjack: My ex had a Yorkie that became instantly pushy the first time I gave it a thimble of beer. Instantly wanted beer every time one came out.


My favorite cat loved carbonated beverages when she was a kitten. Diet Coke, Pepsi, beer, whatever. She grew out of it, though.
 
2014-03-12 06:11:15 AM
"Researchers" at Yale.
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2014-03-12 08:58:02 AM
I think I read (on Fark?) that a dog's liver can't metabolize alcohol, so it's not such a good idea to share a beer.  Probably ok in small amounts though, I'm guessing.  My old golden retriever loved it.
 
2014-03-12 10:08:47 AM

RockofAges: SoupJohnB: I think I read (on Fark?) that a dog's liver can't metabolize alcohol, so it's not such a good idea to share a beer.  Probably ok in small amounts though, I'm guessing.  My old golden retriever loved it.

Little bit of beer (never had a dog under 100 lbs, current pup is 120) won't kill a dog. But hell yeah, don't get em drunk. They're dumb enough already.

And if you have a cat-sized dog or toy dog you don't really have a dog so my advice doesn't apply. ;)

/juuuust kiddin.


My current canine companion is a 40-lb beagle/hound mix, and a natural-born athlete.  Got no use for "frou-frou" dogs.
He's a great watchdog, and I'd rather have him alert and sober when I'm not!
 
2014-03-12 10:54:09 AM
What drives them? Judging by the three looking pretty comfy crashed on my couch right now, I'd say not much. Or maybe it's having the comfy couch to crash on.

/vicious circle
 
2014-03-12 11:05:41 AM
My dog... he thinks about food. How to beat up / plots to kill my cat. How to steal my covers at night and make me freeze. And more importantly, how to minipulate my girlfriend into giving him more attention then me. He even gets to sit on her lap and all the attention he wants... leaving me thinking, "I think my dog needs to go for a swim soon."
 
2014-03-12 11:06:41 AM

yves0010: My dog... he thinks about food. How to beat up / plots to kill my cat. How to steal my covers at night and make me freeze. And more importantly, how to manipulate my girlfriend into giving him more attention then me. He even gets to sit on her lap and all the attention he wants... leaving me thinking, "I think my dog needs to go for a swim soon."


Saw this and missed the preview button...
 
2014-03-12 11:54:01 AM
Nice rug...for me to poop on!
 
2014-03-12 02:37:26 PM

RockofAges: SoupJohnB: I think I read (on Fark?) that a dog's liver can't metabolize alcohol, so it's not such a good idea to share a beer.  Probably ok in small amounts though, I'm guessing.  My old golden retriever loved it.

Little bit of beer (never had a dog under 100 lbs, current pup is 120) won't kill a dog. But hell yeah, don't get em drunk. They're dumb enough already.

And if you have a cat-sized dog or toy dog you don't really have a dog so my advice doesn't apply. ;)

/juuuust kiddin.


Also the hops in beer can be very bad for them - too much hops can poison them, IIRC.

Also the dose of alcohol in beer for humans is much higher than it would be for a dog, since they're smaller than the average human, adding to that their difficulty metabolizing the alcohol and yeah...... Beer just isn't very good for them. Best to not give it to them.

A while back I got my pup some beer brewed specifically for dogs on a whim. I had this naive fantasy of the two of us kicking back in the backyard on a mild spring evening and sharing a beer. I poured him one.... and he pretty much just slurped it up in about 3 seconds. I mean, you know, as I should have expected! Apparently the pups think they're tasy... (and at those prices they better). But no alcohol and no hops.
 
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