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Old 15.01.2015, 09:31
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Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

Although not a dog owner myself, I do follow a handful of science blogs and they have been promoting a campaign for Petco to remove Good Dog from it's website since it contains 13% alcohol , this is the same as red or white wine!
It is marketed as a "natural" remedy for hyper-active dogs, and is also available from Amazon and other online stores.
With this alcohol content, I'm not surprised it appears to have a "calming" effect, but alcohol can be highly toxic for dogs and other animals.

Edit: actually I'm not sure Pet Organics is the manufacturer; mods feel free to amend the thread title.
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Old 15.01.2015, 09:59
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Re: Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

Proper dogs go to the pub, for their beer - but there's always an underage one, who overdoes it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...iend-pint.html
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Old 15.01.2015, 10:15
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Proper dogs go to the pub, for their beer - but there's always an underage one, who overdoes it.
One landlord in my old village always had a bowl of water for punters' dogs labelled "Dog beer, full of Vitamin P"
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Old 22.01.2015, 10:49
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Re: Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

Update: PetCo have stopped supplying Good Dog and have recalled all products.
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Re: Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

Thanks for highlighting this issue, PaddyG.

A timely reminder for all pet owners: Always read the label of any product you give your dog - be it food, supplement, etc. and make sure you truly understand what those labels mean. Do your own research - and when in doubt, discuss product safety with your vet.

Pet product regulations vary from country to country - and oversight of those regs is another matter altogether. (Witness the several scandals of the last five years...)

Kudos to those who campaigned on this issue, and to PetCo for (finally) listening.
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Re: Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

was it cheaper then wine though?
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Old 22.01.2015, 12:21
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was it cheaper then wine though?
Of course not, it is a "natural" remedy after all.

Funnily enough, some of the campaigners pointed out that minors could go into a shop and buy this product without being ID'ed. And one of the bloggers actually bought a bottle and got herself pissed on it (well, not pissed, but mildly intoxicated).
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Re: Avoid "Good Dog" by Pet Organics

Yikes! This seems like a remedy for a lazy dog owner. Dog socialization or a good long walkies each day really goes far to calming a dog. 'A tired dog is a good dog'…
And it speaks volumes about how we think our food products are 'uncontrolled', they haven't even scratched the surface of examining or regulating what goes into dog food. So I think it's up to us to do the research on food before we decide what to feed our dogs. Having worked in the industry, I gave up on not finding the right ingredients, so now we are on home cooked meals with a protein, a veg and some yogurt. I also do homemade supplements like egg shells for extra calcium and minerals. And make sure she gets a bone sometimes for nutrients. This might not be for everyone, but she loves it and her coat, teeth, health are great. Only thing is her energy level increased dramatically, so a give her a tablespoon of complex carbs to slow the digestive process, whole oats, brown rice….I do the extra calcium as I found out dogs need 10x more calcium (relative to size) than humans because how much they use their legs and joints and the stress….
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one of the bloggers actually bought a bottle and got herself pissed on it (well, not pissed, but mildly intoxicated).

was he a good boy afterwards?
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