We share pretty much every aspect of our lives with our pets.
But enjoying a tipple was one of the few things we had to do alone… until now!
Pets can sip cocktails, wine, beer and even Pawsecco thanks to innovative pet lovers who decided to invent fun drinks for our furry friends.
A range of tipples from Dog Perignon and Fetch Me Grigio for dogs and Meows-ling and Meow and Chandon and Catini cocktails for cats have been created by the Pet Winery.
Taryn Nahn, 31, from Fort Myers in Florida, launched her business after deciding she wanted something special to treat her pet cat Sadie, nine.
Her partner Kai Pfretzschner already ran his own business as a mixologist, making a range of health oil supplements so they spoke to vets about what would most appeal to pets.
Taryn said: “It’s cute and fun and the whole idea is that you don’t have to drink alone, you can have a glass of wine with your dog or cat.
“People howl with laughter when I tell them what I do. They think it’s crazy but our pets are an extension of us and it’s nice to be able to share moments with them, whether it’s dressing them like us, sharing the same gourmet food or having a glass of wine together.
“They drinks have health benefits too. The fish oil is great for their coat, skin, joints and digestion and all the drinks are water based so it helps keep them hydrated.
“Soon we are having a Dogtini spirit like the Catini, which is made with peppermint oil and salmon oil to freshen dog’s breath, but they will only have a shot of that, rather than a whole bottle.”
Taryn says cats should only have one small 1.6oz bottle of wine, or about a quarter of a 12oz bottle of champagne.
Dogs under 10kg should stick to half a 5oz bottle of wine and a quarter of a bottle of fizz, but larger dogs can have a full bottle of plonk and half a bottle of champagne.
Taryn added: “We urge owners to make sure their pets drink responsibly. Salmon oil isn’t in all diets so we don’t want them overdoing it.
“It can give them diarrhoea and no-one wants to wake up to that the morning after!”
The novelty drinks have had tails wagging at Altrincham Market in Cheshire, where I, erm, stumbled across them at Rob Benson’s stall!
The 37-year-old started selling £6.50 bottles of wine and £13 Catini cocktail shots after looking for something a ‘little more artisan’ for his dogs Busta, a labrador, and Vivienne, a Dachshund.
Rob, who runs B and V Trading, explained: “People come to the market for nice food and drink for themselves and I thought, it would be good to let the pets share the wine experience too!
“They contain things like catnip, bacon extract, salmon oil, valerian root and filtered water that brings pleasure to animals.
“The cat wine is said to make them euphoric and very lively, then they settle down after a while and become more affectionate, and the dogs just love lapping it up and having a snooze!”
The drinks don’t contain alcohol so there’s no chance of tipsy terriers, sozzled sausage dogs or paralytic pugs!
Woof and Brew, founded by Steve Bennett and Lisa Morton, make herbal tea bags for dogs and also have a drinks range.
Their Bottom Sniffer brew has gone down a storm with dogs across the UK since launching in 2013 and is stocked in pubs, artisan markets and pet stores.
They launched Pawsecco at Crufts this year, a tipple for cats and dogs made of natural herbs, using Elderflower, Nettle, Ginseng & Lime Flower.
Brings a whole new meaning to hair of the dog hey!
A version of this story also appeared in the Mail on Sunday, click here to read it!