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Can Dogs Eat Grapes?

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No dogs should not eat grapes. Although grapes carry many nutritious values, which is good for human health but cannot be eaten by dogs as it is toxic for them and can cause risk to life, and can cause death within 72 hours. Grapes and raisins are both poisonous to dogs. Intake of these can cause acute kidney failure and can also lead to death. 

Are Grapes toxic to dogs?

Grapes and raisins act as poison for dogs. Make sure to keep them away from the reach of dogs. When these are eaten by dogs, it causes harm to the body’s mechanism, which leads to kidney failure or death. A single grape and raisin are so toxic to dogs.

Symptoms of Grapes toxicity

The scent of new food is attracted to dogs. Unfortunately, grapes and raisins are toxic. Following are the signs and symptoms that show your dog has eaten it-

  1. Fatigue and loss of appetite.
  2. Lethargy, inertia, and weakness
  3. Gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting)
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Dehydration
  6. Decrease in urine production
  7. Increased thirst
  8. Kidney failure
  9. Death

What to do if your dog ate Grapes?

If your dog ate grapes, immediately consult your veterinarian. Even if no symptoms occur after eating grapes, it might be trouble. You should go right straight to the veterinarian. They may recommend inducing vomiting at home, or they may start inducing the vomiting process by themselves. 

Can dogs eat Grape seeds?

For many years, grapeseed extract has been used as a supplement for the treatment of arthritis in dogs with no side effects. The safety of grapeseed extract is unknown and unproven, and appears no relation between the toxicity of grapes and grapeseeds extract. 

However, veterinarians recommend avoiding all grape products, as harmful reactions are different for each dog. 

Can dogs drink Grape juice?

Grape juice is a direct product of grapes, so it is recommended not to give it to dogs.

Conclusion

So it is clear that grapes in any form are injurious to a dog’s health and should be avoided. Human-like to share their food with dogs but remember grapes are not for dogs. So for your dog’s good health and safety, keep grapes and their products away from their reach.  There are many other fruits that dogs can eat safely.

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Anuja Saxena

I am a dog lover who spent her childhood in the company of a friendly Labrador Retriever. I believe that pets make our lives more enjoyable and stress-free. So, here I am, attempting to share my experiences and knowledge to improve the lives of pets and pet owners.