Grapes are one of the most talked about foods when it comes to what foods are good or bad for a dog. Most people will say grapes are bad for dogs, but they don’t really know why. Let’s break down what we know about grapes and how it can affect your dog.
- A study from the ASPCA in 1989 reported a disturbing trend that “nearly all dogs reported to have eaten grapes or raisins developed acute renal (kidney) failure. These cases were from different locations across the USA, and the amount of grapes consumed varied, ranging from over a pound of grapes to as little as a single serving of raisins.
- Grapes in all forms are considered dangerous; plump, dried, frozen, holistic and raisins.
The majority of web sites and animal poison control notifications will tell you that you need to immediately bring your dog to the vet if they down a decent amount of grapes, but there are also many individual reports of dogs eating grapes and not suffering from diarrhea, vomiting or any other long term affects. Results can heavily vary depending on the amount of grapes ingested, and the size of your dog.
The bottom line, avoid feeding your dog grapes or raisins at all cost.
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