Dog Experiences Alcohol Withdrawal After Owner Dies, Reports Say


A dog has been treated after experiencing alcohol withdrawal at a shelter in the United Kingdom, according to Complex

The shelter, Woodside Animal Welfare Trust, shared the story of the Labrador mix, whose name is Coco. They shared on Facebook that the dog was brought to the shelter after his owner died. Coco arrived with another dog as they both were


said the shelter. 

“After arriving with his canine pal following the death of his owner, he and his companion became quickly unwell. Coco’s friend was repeatedly fitting, and soon after, Coco also started to fit. Thankfully a vet was on site at the time and was able to administer emergency care, but sadly Coco’s friend passed away despite our best efforts,”

the organization wrote on Facebook. 

Coco was still ill and continued to be cared for around the clock. 

“It became clear that he was suffering from symptoms that all pointed to alcohol withdrawal. He spent four weeks sedated to help with his withdrawal symptoms and to reduce the risk of further fits. We are so thankful that we are now out of danger, and Coco is off all medication and is now starting to behave like a normal dog,”

the shelter went on to say. 

The dog has improved physically; however, his mental health is still on the fence, reports say. 

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