Charlie The Dog’s Life Saved By Drinking Vodka

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You’re drunk, dog.

Charlie, a Maltese terrier from Australia, was saved from certain death the first weekend in March by veterinarians who fed him copious amounts of vodka.

Staff from Animal Accident & Emergency in Melbourne wrote on the facility’s blog that Charlie came in with a case of Ethylene Glycol poisoning. They wrote that Ethylene Glycol, a product commonly found in radiator and brake fluids, tastes sweet but causes kidney failure when ingested.  

“In Australia, the only antidote we have is alcohol,” the blog states. “Alcohol alters the chemical reaction and stops the kidney failure from occurring.”

The pup was then hooked up to a frat boy’s dream:

Charlie had a tube placed through his nose to his stomach. Over about 48 hours, he was given successive doses of alcohol. The easiest form of alcohol is vodka. In fact for the whole weekend, Charlie had a huge party with us in the Pet ICU.

“He was definitely drunk,” his owner, Jacinta Rosewarne, told the Herald Sun. “He was stumbling around, I’d go to pat him and he’d push me away like a normal drunk person, he was vomiting a little, whining like a drunk.”

Charlie is now back to good health, and totally sober — for the time being.

Charlie isn’t the only party dog saved by booze. In January, an American Staffordshire named Cleo received the same treatment after lapping up some anti-freeze.

25 thoughts on “Charlie The Dog’s Life Saved By Drinking Vodka

  1. Growing up I had a horse that loved beer. You did not want to leave a plastic cup any wheres near him or he would drink it and barely spill a drop.

  2. I know vodka saved my life too, and I’d prescribe it for everyone’s stress relief. (I’ll be hanging up my shingle as an official quack doctor soon)

    They gave the dog vodka, rather than scotch or any other type of booze because it contains no impurities. It’s pure alcohol and water, and that’s why it doesn’t give you a hangover.

    If you drink only straight vodka on ice, you’ll feel fine in the morning. Chase it water if necessary, and avoid any kind of booze with sugar in it.

    1. Yes if it is good vodka. I have had some of the worst hang overs from vodka before.
      Shine every time for me 🙂

  3. “Charlie isn’t the only party dog saved by booze. In January, an American Staffordshire named Cleo received the same treatment after lapping up some anti-freeze.”

    Cleo. That name sounds familiar for some strange reason.

    Wait a minute…..

    ….. wasn’t that Henry’s dog’s bitch’s name?

      1. Ya never know. 😆

        Anyway, it was the “American” Staffordshire that threw me. Never went to the source on this one. 🙂

          1. The reason the c was capitalized in the first comment and not the second is because the first one is a proper name.

            Pharmacy bud, in other words. LOL

            p.s. I really DON’T like Girl Scout cookies.

          2. Hah #1 i must say i had no idea. I am pretty well ignorant of the that culture. I’m always learning on this site. Hope you guys had a laugh on me. That’s good. 🙂

          3. oh yea Angel i remember that. Be patient with me. i’m still learning. Looks like i have a long way to go. this site has shown me how ignorant i really am. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but i’m still trying. 🙂

          4. Aww Paul, nobody’s laughing AT you. 🙂
            Heck, I can’t figure out how “Replies” get posted out of time sequence. That confuses the Heck out of me. LOL

          5. oh no Angel if they are laughing, that’s good. we all need a laugh. 🙂 out of sequence was probably done by me. I have a lot of brain farts at my age. hahaha

          6. I’m not picking on you, Paul. I just tend to forget that not everyone is well-versed in certain subjects brought up here.

            I knew that Angel knew what I was talking about. 🙂

          7. thanks #1. I kinda figured that. 🙂 I am definitely learning here, and have a long way to go. I appreciate coming to this site in order to learn, and maybe help in some small way. 🙂

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