Company Introduces Wine for Dogs

From the people who made cat wine comes a similar venture for our canine companions


Fido's got his ears perked at this news.

No one likes drinking alone. But sometimes, you’ve had a hard day and end up home with your dog, opening a bottle of wine. Now, thanks to Apollo Peak, the makers of cat wine, your dog can enjoy some wine, too.

Beer for dogs has been on the market for a while, but for pooches with more sophisticated pallets, there’s now ZinFanTAIL and CharDOGNay available for pre-order online. Like the cat wine, neither of these options contain alcohol or grapes, two dangerous substances for pets. They are, however, made entirely from natural ingredients.

Just because the same company behind cat wine made a canine version doesn’t mean that it’s similar; in fact, the two offerings couldn’t be more different. The cat wine contains catnip, which excites the cats, giving them the role of a happy drunk.

The dog wine, however, is made with brewed peppermint or chamomile, which calms the dog down. Brandon Zavala, founder of Apollo peak, explained that the dog wine is “more of a relaxant. They’ll get more of that mellow mood.”

Chamomile is potentially toxic to pets, but provided that it is only occasionally consumed, it is unlikely to harm a dog. However, Zavala recommends pet owners check with their veterinarian before slipping their furry friends some of the good stuff.

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