Many pup owners believe that healthy human foods are also just as healthy for pups. That’s not necessarily the case. There are many fruits and vegetables that are a big no-no for pups, and grapes are especially toxic for dogs.
That’s right. While appearing innocent, grapes are in fact very dangerous for your dog. (And don’t forget that raisins count, too!)
But what makes grapes so bad?
The reason grapes are so toxic to pups actually remains a mystery. Fortunately, veterinarians are able to identify and treat grape toxicity, even if they don’t know what causes it.
A-Z Vets claims ingesting grapes can cause kidney failure in pups and that symptoms start to appear within 12 hours of eating the food.
What are symptoms of grape toxicity?
If you think your pup accidentally ate some grapes, always make a trip to the emergency vet as soon as possible.
A-Z Vet notes: “Once the kidneys have begun to fail, the prognosis is poor. Kidneys are unable to regenerate or repair themselves. Some dogs that recover from grape toxicity may incur permanent kidney damage.”
How can I protect my pup? What can I feed him/her instead?
In closing, Dr. Janet Tobaissen Crosby points out that all grapes, no matter the kind, are all toxic. If a pup ingests grapes, it is best to visit the vet as soon as possible for immediate treatment.