Ethanol, found in alcoholic products, can be life threatening if ingested by pets. Toxicity risks include low blood sugar, decreased blood pressure, and dangerously low body temperature.

In addition to cats and dogs, birds are also indicated for this toxicity.

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Signs and symptoms of toxicity: Signs of toxicity may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, difficulty breathing, fatigue and tremors.

Toxic consumption: In dogs, 5.55 g/kg (2.5 g/lb) can be fatal. This is equivalent to 0.2 oz/kg (0.08 oz/lb). There is no established threshold for toxicity in cats. All incidents of exposure should be reported immediately.

Dogs: Elemental Iron Toxic Consumption
X-Small
Yorkie, Chihuahua
Small
Pug, Boston Terrier, Poodle
Medium
Beagle, Scottish Terrier
Large
Boxer, Cocker Spaniel
X-Large
Retriever, German Shepherd
XX-Large
Great Dane, St. Bernard
1 – 10 lbs.
(0.45 – 4.6 kg)
11 – 25 lbs.
(5 – 11.4 kg)
26 – 40 lbs.
(11.8 – 18.2 kg)
41 – 70 lbs.
(18.6 – 31.8 kg)
71 – 90 lbs.
(32.3 – 40.9 kg)
91 – 110 lbs.
(41.4 – 50 kg)
dog1 dog2 dog3 dog4 dog7 dog6
> 0.08 oz > 0.9 oz > 2.3 oz > 3.6 oz > 6.3 oz > 8 oz

 

References:
Osweiler, G, et al. (2011). Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult clinical companion. Small Animal Toxicoloty. [Kindle version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com