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Old 03-12-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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just wanted to remind everyone that hops are EXTREMELY poisonous to some dogs. My dog ate 2 or 3 pellets last night and had to be taken to the emergency vet. He started heavily panting at midnight, about 4 hours after ingesting the hops and still had not stopped when we brought him to the vet at 6am. Hops cause a rapid increase in body temperature and rapid heartbeat. I should have brought him to the vet sooner, but did not make the connection until early in the morning.


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Old 03-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Once again, malignant hyperthermia is a rare genetic disease. Without a muscle biopsy, it cannot be diagnosed.

As a greyhound owner, I have researched this deeply.


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Old 03-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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I hope you little buddy recovers with no lasting harm.
What breed is he?
Also, how certain that he ate hops and how much he ate?

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:13 PM   #4
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Once again, malignant hyperthermia is a rare genetic disease. Without a muscle biopsy, it cannot be diagnosed.

As a greyhound owner, I have researched this deeply.
Not trying to get in to a medical argument, just warning fellow homebrewers of the possible dangers...
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I hope you little buddy recovers with no lasting harm.
What breed is he?
Also, how certain that he ate hops and how much he ate?
Black lab. I was portioning out some hops and he hopped on the counter and tipped the bowl over. I saw him grab one pellet off the counter and one that fell on the floor.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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Not trying to get in to a medical argument, just warning fellow homebrewers of the possible dangers...
This is much like warning people about autism and vaccines. The greyhound cases quoted by Wikipedia all occurred in 1999 and NONE of them were substantiated according to the National Poison Control Center.
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My dog runs from the bowl I put the hops in.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #8
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What's intersting is that there are several "remedies" you can buy for Dogs at Petsmart that contain hops and/or hop oil as an ingredient... maybe it's medicinal in extremely low doses? I've never purchased any of these, but stumbled on them while browsing products at petsmart.
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What's intersting is that there are several "remedies" you can buy for Dogs at Petsmart that contain hops and/or hop oil as an ingredient... maybe it's medicinal in extremely low doses? I've never purchased any of these, but stumbled on them while browsing products at petsmart.
The problems are essentially like an allergy.


IE, saying Hops are poisonous to dogs is like saying peanuts are poisonous to people.

 
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #10
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This is much like warning people about autism and vaccines. The greyhound cases quoted by Wikipedia all occurred in 1999 and NONE of them were substantiated according to the National Poison Control Center.
I agree with you, but I am warning people because I saw first hand the damage ingesting hops had on my dog. I read some threads about dogs eating hops with no ill effects, but I just wanted to give people a heads up. I called the animal poison control hotline and they instructed the vet on how best to treat my dog, so I don't think this is a totally rare occurence. i know from now on that Porter will be in his crate when i am brewing and would instruct others to be cautious and to know the warning signs if some are ingested. The money spent on this vet bill could have bought some mighty fine homebrew equipment.


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