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Yet another reason to include your best friend in a timeless pastime, Happy Hour. What sounds better after a long hard day at work than an ice cold beer or a glass of fine wine? Only being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor alongside your trusty four-legged pal. Pop open a bottle of any of these nonalcoholic, pet-approved cocktails and treat your pet to a round.
This Seattle based brew is spreading its beef-flavored wings across the country. A favorite of many pet-friendly establishments, including bars, restaurants and hotels like select Kimpton Hotels, this frothy selection is envied by two-legged beer lovers nationwide. With fun-loving names like cock-a-doodle brew and beefy brown ale that consist of USDA beef or chicken, malt barley and glucosamine for healthy joints, what's not to like? Note to the curious, skip the tasting and save this for your pooch. Unlike regular beer, Bowser Beer is most appreciated by the tail-wagging beef lover in your family.
Dog Beer, Australian for dog beer, this Aussie-based company might take a little extra effort to get your paws on, but is a must-try if your pup gets an urge to visit the land down under. Beer enthusiast Elise Schumacher felt her pups were deeply deprived of the simple joys a beer can bring. Seeking to fill this massive void, the pet shop owner decide to brew her very own pet-friendly concoction and Dog Beer was born. Today, Dog Beer can be purchased exclusively at Paws Point, no IDs required.
For dogs and cats of discriminating tastes, make Bark Vineyards your choice for fine wine selections. Choose from a vast selection of styles from Pinot Leasheo and Sauvignon Bark to Barkundy and White Sniff 'n' Tail. Each bottle provides a wide array of flavors fit to suit even the pickiest taste buds. Your pet will enjoy varietals in the likes of fragrant salmon and chicken broth while reaping the benefits of essential pet nutrients and alcohol-free deliciousness. This FDA-approved, human grade au jus is best served over a gourmet plate of kibble or mixed in with any at-home pet recipes.
Not a beer or wine fan?
If your life is less drinking and more doing, then Fido's gonna need to catch up. Petrol fuel for dogs is the vitamin water of the canine world. This drinkable treat is 100 percent natural and filled with essential nutrients and vitamins your pup will thank you for. Worried about Fido staying fully hydrated after a long jog? Petrol claims that pets prefer it 4-to-1 over water, ensuring your pooch will run freely to his beverage dish.