Liquid treat for dogs by Guest Blogger Roberta StrigaPublished July 30, 2008
It never fails to amaze me what you can find on the Internet. During online perusing of one of my favorite British tabloids (I know it is a vice and I am working on it but failing miserably ) I stumbled upon an article about beer for dogs. I kid you not – there is such a thing as beer for dogs. The dog beer or to use its real name Kwispelbier originated from Netherlands (Kwispel means tail wagging in Dutch, I bet they wag their tails afterwards!). The idea originated from pet show owner Gerrie Berendsen who wanted her dogs to have a tasty beverage after a day of hunting. So she came up with this particular mixture and hired a small local brewery to make it. Now before you accuse me of trying to push alcohol on your dogs (for the record I would never ever do that) – Kwispelbier is alcohol free and it is also non-carbonated. It contains beef and malt barley extracts to entice your dog to drink more, which technically makes it a treat in a bottle. And as an added bonus the beer is safe for human consumption (although I am still unclear whether or not that is a good thing). Be as it may, the beer for dogs debuted in England through a company Pets at Home and after doing initial tests to see if the customers will respond, they have now gone nationwide with the product. So now pet owners can enjoy an ice cold beer of choice and the dog does not have to feel left out. Just make sure not to swap the bottles (the big picture of Alsatian on the bottle should give you a clue). I should mention that a bottle of dog beer of just 33cls retails at Ł1.99 (which translates to about $4). Now that is one expensive liquid treat.
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