The Get Leashed Guide to Holiday Spirits for Pets

From Pawsecco to Pinot Meow

By Si Si Penaloza

White or rosé? Will Pawsecco make your pet’s Christmas wish list? The festive month of December tends to be a most boozy time of year. Most of us have no doubt wondered what it would be like to kick back over a few pints with your pet. Well wonder no more. More and more retailers ― from Aldi to Amazon ― have introduced a “doggy beer” and Pawsecco just in time for the festive season. This December 31, you and your four-legged pal can clink to the new year together with a glass of bubbly. Worried you pet can’t hold her drink like your Aunt Lavinia? Rest assured helicopter paw parents, none of these beverages contain any alcohol or grapes ― both of which are dangerous for pets ― and they get their wine-like coloring from beet juice. Moreover, many of these pet mocktails are packed with healthy ingredients.


Pawsecco

What a time to be alive! For special occasions like Christmas morning or New Year’s Eve, treat your dog or cat to a flute of Pawsecco. Pet people are far more health-conscious these days, and the makers of Pawsecco have been sure to meet target audience expectations. These healthy, herbal infusions are made with 100% natural herbs, using Elderflower, Nettle, Ginseng and Lime Flower and were created with the consultation of veterinary experts. This healthy infusion is obviously non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and grape-free, providing the perfect treat for those on four feet.


In introducing the new beverage to Pebbles, perhaps take baby steps. Pour a bit of Pawsecco over food as the perfect “pairing”, then serve on its own as a refreshing drink. It is available in both Pet-House White and Pet-House Rosé. Suitable for all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months. Much like hosting people over for cocktails, ensure fresh drinking water is also available for your pet. Maximum serving is 1 bottle per day, although you may wish to serve less for toy or miniature breeds. Pawsecco is non-alcoholic, so at least one of you will be sober enough to pull up the covers at bedtime.


Bottom Sniffer

Happy, healthy dogs are at the heart of Woof and Brew and natural, healthy herbal ingredients are at the heart of their line up. Ranging from health-focused tonics to some of the most unique treats in the market, all the products have been developed with the advice of veterinary experts. Woof and Brew’s Bottom Sniffer, a non-carbonated doggy beer, contains helpful herbs such as Bladderwrack (Seaweed) and Nettle. Both ingredients which are rich in iron and iodine and known to be great for skin pigmentation and coats. The proprietary recipe also calls for Rooibos and Dandelion, which are known to be rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


Snuffle Dog Beer

Snuffle Dog Beer currently offers two flavors on the market: chicken and mixed chicken and beef. The main ingredients are water, beef and chicken extracts and Malt Barley extract. Small to medium dogs enjoy a ½ bottle per day, while medium to large dogs may enjoy 1 bottle per day. Shake before use and serve in a dog bowl at room temperature. The product in the original packaging has a shelf life of at least 3 months. Use within 3 days of opening.

CharDOGnay

Created from all-natural ingredients, CharDOGnay is a canine snack wine designed to delight your canine companion. What better treat to serve after a frisky, aerobic play date in the dog park with other dogs? Ingredients include Water, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Yellow Beets, Sea Salt and Ascorbic Acid.

Pinot Meow

Fill up your sweet kitty’s dish with a splash of fine catnip-infused cat wine! Pinot Meow, also known as the Catnip Wine for Cats, is the original non-alcoholic hit that launched the current innovation in the pet beverage space. In 2015, Apollo Peak released their organic Pinot Meow to much media curiosity and fanfare. Made at 5,675′ in the foothills of Colorado, their all-star roster of beverages are uniquely brewed and packaged with 100% natural ingredients and the crispness of fresh Rocky Mountain water. This may perhaps be the best thing that ever happened to feline bonding time. While you indulge in a glass of pinot noir, Miss Bonnet may merrily indulge in Pinot Meow made of organic catnip, water, sea salt, and organic beets. Serve the wine room temperature as cats tend to not like cold beverages.

The Canine Pawrier

Sold exclusively online, stock up on the finest doggy champagne for special occasions. If you have a penchant for Piper-Heidsieck, perhaps your pup will develop the same affection for the Canine Pawrier. After all, this is a dog champagne devised to delight the most discerning dogs. Developed from all-natural ingredients like Organic Chamomile, the Apollo Peak mixologists have added Chicken and Honey flavoring for that extra pop. Now you can share a glass of bubbles with your best friend in front of a roaring fireplace.

Dog-Tini

Keep your dog kissably close. PetWinery knows fresh breath is a virtue, and that even Great Bernese Mountain Dogs can get a case of trash compactor breath. Their Dog-Tini offers up a great blend of Peppermint for fresh breath, salmon oil, filtered water and organic food coloring. Don’t be surprised if you catch your pup eyeballing tuxedos to go with his new found favorite drink.

Mëow & Chandon

This healthy treat for your feline is packed with organic catnip and sure to make your kitty purr with glee. This particular champagne for cats is exclusive to PetWinery.com. It was such a pet pleasing hit, the site has added this treat to their year-round collection. EPA, one of the two omega-3 fatty acids in the salmon oil featured in Mëow & Chandon, acts as an anti-inflammatory. This ingredient will help with any condition that causes inflammation of the heart, kidneys, skin, and joints—such as arthritis. If only our human champagnes also reduced itchy skin and dandruff! Beverages featuring this fat supplement can also be an effective way to potentially decrease the incidence of hot spots on your pet.

Purrgundy and Meowsling

Formulated for cats of all ages and persuasions, these non-alcoholic, catnip infused wines are enriched with salmon oil to promote a shiny, healthy coat, reducing shedding. For cats, this may also mean fewer hairballs, since your cat won’t pick up as many loose hairs while grooming. This Omega 3 feline treat keeps kitties glowing and at the top of their laser chasing game!