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Beer for man's best friend

With no age limit on drinking, a no-alcohol beer brewed especially for dogs has proved a hit for an Australian pet shop.

by: Rob Taylor: Reuters | 20 May 2008

Dog Beer, or DB, was designed by Sydney pet supplies store owner Elise Schumacher after she noticed her own dogs, named Louis and Vuitton, leaping for drops of beer.

"The slogan is, 'Shout your best friend a beer'," Schumacher told Reuters. "I have drunk it. It tastes like beef and smells like beer."

Schumacher said ordinary beer is bad for dogs,the hops in beer could cause dogs to have seizures while the carbon can lead some to die.

The special beer is packaged in brown bottles identical to those of normal beers and is sold in local cafes. It also costs as much as regular beer, with customers forking out A$5 ($4.76) a bottle.

"It is popular with the guys with their dogs. Lots of people also pick up a few bottles as presents for people who have dogs," she said. "We have sold just hundreds of bottles."

Watch this hilarious video and see how much Fido loves his master's beer.

Would you buy this brew for your dogs?

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