Are Grapes Safe for Dogs?
Can dogs eat grapes, the answer is no. Grapes are part of the list of fruits dog not safe for dogs and it’s important for you to know that before you feed your dog any grape-flavoured treats or snacks.
We know so little about grapes and their toxicity that it’s hard to say exactly how much of them you can have before you might have a problem. Some dogs seems to have no problems with eating 1 or 2 grapes, but ASPCA are giving the no go lights for giving grapes to dogs as as a whole.
There is no beneficial factor for dogs to eat grapes, if you are seeking to boost your dog’s fibre and/or potassium, look at feeding your dog apples or keeping your dog hydrated with fruits, look at feeding your dog watermelons. Fayie also has compiled a list of fruits that are safe for dogs.
Risk of Grapes for Dogs
Symptoms of Grape Toxicity
New scents are fascinating to dogs. Not only do they want to roll around in it, but some of them can even be deadly. Dogs will eat anything if given the chance, which is why you need to make sure that your dog gets plenty of exercise.
If you’re eating grapes or raisins, your dog will most likely be nearby hoping you drop some on the floor. If he takes just one or more grapes or raisins, he will exhibit symptoms including any of the following
- Decreased appetite
- Some signs of a state of laziness or dullness or weakness
- Vomiting and/or diarrhoea usually within a few hours
- Pain or tenderness in abdomen
- Increased thirst and urination
- Less urine or no urine being produced
What If Your Dog Eats a Grape or Raisin?
If you suspect that your dog ate a grape or raisin, call your veterinarian immediately.
If left untreated, dogs may suffer kidney failure, which can be fatal. Proper care and treatment should be taken to prevent such a illness. Vets may recommend to induce vomiting, however, if your dog is struggling to breathe or showing signs of shock, don’t induce vomiting. The best thing you can do in this situation is wait for medical attention.
What Fruits to Feed Dog Instead?
We know that some fruits are good for dogs and others are not good for them.
We do know that because dogs can’t metabolize sugar like we do, it can cause them to get sick. If your dog eats too much of one type of treat, and is left with an upset stomach, he may just stop eating altogether. Some healthy fruits your dog is able to eats includes, banana for potassium and vitamin C, kiwi fruits for fibre or another fruit would be mangoes for vitamins A and B6. Otherwise, read more on our dog food guides instead for healthy human food options for your dog.