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Old 03-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Has anybody had an issue with this? Is the reaction exaggerated (sure death upon ingestion?)?

Has anybody's dogs shown an interest in their hops? I guess it isn't an issue if they don't even want to eat them, but I'm a bit worried.

Do the dog owner/growers out there do anything to block them off from the hops?

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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When I had hops growing my dog could care less about them.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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From what ive read hops are deadly to dogs. It affects there ability to thermoregulate and they start to over heat quickly leading to seizures and death. A lot of people say there dogs aren't interested in fresh hops but once your hops are soaked in wort they might be more interested in the sweet flavor.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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...dogs aren't interested in fresh hops but once your hops are soaked in wort they might be more interested...
That's been my experience. My dog totally ignores them growing the backyard and doesn't give a rip about pellets/cones when brewing. It's only once they come out of the kettle and are covered in sweet wort that she notices. Those go straight to the (enclosed) composter.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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From what ive read hops are deadly to dogs. It affects there ability to thermoregulate and they start to over heat quickly leading to seizures and death.
Please, not this again. Check with the National Poison Control Center before posting.
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my dog has been attacking the bines of my saaz plant....I think more so because I was telling her not to do it.....I don't know if the leaves or the plant itself would harm it or if it is just the cones that are dangerous to dogs?

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Please, not this again. Check with the National Poison Control Center before posting.
Seriously?

If you know something please educate, don't just put a good topic down because you know something the rest us on on this post don't?
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Please, not this again. Check with the National Poison Control Center before posting.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8977648

http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison...ants/hops.aspx

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/hops/
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:45 AM   #9
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Seriously?

If you know something please educate, don't just put a good topic down because you know something the rest us on on this post don't?
I believe the response was because this comes up 3-4 times each year. Not because of not wanting to educate.

From what I have read only the cones are toxic to dogs. I have posted in other threads like this that I have a daschund that will eat anything, choke cherries, grass, sticks, her own sh##, and she wont even look at my hops. She will not even touch the cones that fall while I am harvesting. I believe that like was posted earlier it is when the hops get used in wort that they really become dangerous, as now they have the sweet grain smell. Doubly dangerous if you are making treats from spent grains or giving grains to your dog, as they cannot tell the difference(not saying dont make the treats or share the spent grains only suggesting greater caution).

Again just my observation of my dog, and my beliefs.
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I put up a 4 ft fence around mine, just in case...

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