» GRAPES AND RAISINS - DANGEROUS FOOD FOR DOG
GRAPES AND RAISINS - DANGEROUS FOOD FOR DOG
Grapes and Raisins
Grapes and raisins have often been used as
treats for dogs. But it's not a good idea. Although it isn't clear why,
grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. And just a small
amount can make a dog ill. Repeated vomiting is an early sign. Within a
day, the dog will become lethargic and depressed. The best prevention is
to keep grapes and raisins off counters and other places your dog can
Grapes and Raisins can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys, possible resulting in death.
Ingesting as few as 4-5 grapes or raisins can be poisonous to a 20 pound dog, though the exact toxic dose is not established.
of toxicity include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal
pain, decreased urine production (possibly leading to lack of urine
production), weakness and drunken gait.
Onset of signs typically occurs within 24 hours (though they can start just a few hours after consumption)
vet may start by inducing vomiting, or the stomach might be pumped
(gastric lavage). Treatment involves aggressive supportive care -
particularly fluid therapy and medications.
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