Russian veterinarians are planning to offer an anti-alcohol treatment service for animals, after a study in Moscow found that up to three in every 100 pets in the capital are alcoholics. Another survey showed that at least 15 dogs died last year after being given vodka by their owners, who use the spirit as a sedative. Moscow University's biology department is already treating a bear, which was sedated with beer before filming a TV advertisement - presumably a bear with a sore head.

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