Some cats and dogs really enjoy the taste of beer or other alcoholic beverages. They may lick from your beer glass or even the top of your bottle. But though this may seem funny, pets can end up sick or dying from alcohol poisoning. For one thing, most pets are much smaller than humans, and the amount of alcohol they need to ingest before problems occur is much less than you think. Your pet may end up having seizures, falling into a coma, or dying.