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Old 03-15-2009, 05:08 PM   #21
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Does anyone know if it is just the hop cones that are bad for dogs? Or are the plant leaves and bines toxic too? i have plans to grow hops, but i am worried about our high energy Golden pup. He's a blonde, and not too smart.....

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #22
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That is a very good question. AFAIK (which is not a lot), we don't fully understand what sets off the MH reaction. Or, at least, nothing has been proven to be the culprit (in the reliable literature I have read).

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:26 PM   #23
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Malignant hypothermia can also be triggered by barbiturate anesthetics, but the underlying genetic mutation is rare in dogs, even in greyhounds. Only a biopsy will tell you if the problem was MH.

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:29 PM   #24
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I am VERY sorry to hear that!! I must say thank you for posting this!!!!!!!!!! We have a dog as well and did not know this info. Thank you again!

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:48 PM   #25
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I know there are a lot of threads about this, but when I first started homebrewing (even after I started on this site), I was not aware of the the severe danger hops posed to dogs until I ran across a thread a month or so later. How about a sticky in the beginner's section titled, "Hops can kill your dog," or some other title similarly ominous in title? I, for one, think it would be worth it.

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Old 03-16-2009, 03:25 AM   #26
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Well, there goes my plans to plant hops. There is no way I'm taking a chance on this.
I've been growing hops for several years and the lowest I've ever seen cones is five or six feet, most of them are higher than ten feet off the ground. Your dog would need to be part cat to reach them.

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Old 03-16-2009, 03:48 AM   #27
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... How about a sticky in the beginner's section titled, "Hops can kill your dog," or some other title similarly ominous in title? I, for one, think it would be worth it.
How about !!!!!! HOPS CANUS FAMILIARIS MORTI SUNT !!!!!!!

It would at least garner attention, thus a peak.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:53 AM   #28
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I'm so glad someone posted this! I have yet to get my first batch going and knowing me I would have fed our rhotti directly just to get a kick out it. I will most deffinitly keep him away from them.

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:08 AM   #29
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Just a public service announcements of sorts for those who brew in homes with dogs. We lost our Golden retriever to accidental poisoning when he ate the packet of hops in a brew kit. Our vet was unaware that hops can be deadly and we lost too much time to be able to save him. There is lots of information on this at wikipedia under dog health.
I'm starting to think this is a fake story after reading the urban legend post about the guy in Milwaukee ...

I cannot see any way a dog would eat a packet of hops. I've tasted a hop pellet, and it is not pleasant. I could see the leftover wort, but not an unsweetened pack of pellets.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #30
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They'll eat onions, chocolate, & drink antifreeze, which can all kill them, so yes they will eat hops.

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