Can Dogs Eat Grapes? – Things To Know Before Feeding Food To Your Dog
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Most dog owners are fond of sharing some of the foods they eat to their dogs. Grapes may be one of them. But grapes were found to be potentially health and life-threatening to dogs. Before giving your dog any human food, you may want to know first whether or not they are safe for your canine friend. So to answer your question, ‘can dogs eat grapes’ read on.

Dogs should not be given significant amount of grapes because it has been recently documented that grapes and raisins can be potentially fatal to most dogs. Raisins or dried grapes are as fatal to dogs as the fresh counterparts.

As to why raisins and grapes are not ideal for most dogs, it is more likely because this fruit can cause kidney failure. However, the exact mechanism behind kidney failure after consuming raisins or grapes is not known.

Regardless of whether the grapes are commercially grown or grown in your garden, or if they are seedless or seeded, it will still be harmful for dogs to eat. If your dog has ingested great quantity of grapes you still can save them. As soon as you discovered your dog has eaten several raisins or grapes, you should immediately make your dog vomit. When affected by grapes, dogs tend to vomit always but if not, you should make them.

If available, make your dog eat activated charcoal to reduce the absorption of whatever it is that may cause kidney failure. If you don’t have it on hand, simply burn some toast and make them eat it. It is normally easy to get dogs to eat something but in this case, it may be a bit difficult as dogs might refuse eating anything. You can take them to your vet which will administer aggressive introduction of intravenous fluids to drastically increase the chances of your dog to survive. The faster the treatment begins, the more likely your dog will survive it. You should not wait around for the symptoms to manifest.

Also in cases in which your dog is unlikely to survive, they can be euthanized on the spot so they won’t suffer painful, slow death due to kidney failure. If you want to know about the different symptoms dogs might exhibit after eating a bowl of raisins or a bunch of grapes, they include diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, shaking and reduced frequency of urination, lethargy and decrease in blood plasma.

To prevent these problems and to ensure the safety of your pooch, you should keep all raisins, grapes or any food containing this fruit out of your dog’s reach. Avoid sharing anything to your dog that may contain grapes. They are among the unsafe treats to give your dog.


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