No, dogs can not eat grapes. Feeding grapes to your dog is not recommended and you may want to stay away from raisins too. While grape seeds or skins are not toxic, it’s not clear what is the most harmful substance in them. Generally, it is linked to sudden kidney failure.
It’s important to remember that all types of grapes, whether they are fresh or dried, raw or cooked can be toxic to dogs. You should also avoid giving your dog any food with grapes in it such as raisins, jellies, or juice.
It should be made clear here that the European pet food industry federation considers all types of grapes to be dangerous for dogs. However, a study showed that mixing grape extract with blueberry extract did not affect any of the dogs in a 24-week observation.
It was found that long-term consumption of a pet-specific blend of the polyphenols from grape and blueberry does not affect liver or kidney function, so they are considered safe when given as a blend.
How many grapes can a dog eat?
Zero. Even 1 piece of grape can cause renal failure.
Following are some known side effects of feeding grapes to dogs:
- Loss of appetite
- Very little or no movement at all
- Abdominal pain
- Increased thirst
- Kidney failure
What to do if a dog ate grapes?
Grapes, raisins, and sultanas are all members of the grape family. These fruits can cause a dog to have stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting.
If your dog ate grapes, look for any signs of unusual behavior such as drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you notice any of these symptoms, call your veterinarian as soon as possible.
If you’re unfamiliar with what your dog has eaten, it should be made to vomit. However, if your pet starts breathing rapidly or demonstrates any other signs of discomfort you should take them to the vet as soon as possible.
Feeding a small amount of plain yogurt to your dog can help the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. However, it is best to quickly call the vet and discuss what to do.
Can a dog eat seedless grapes?
No, since both seed and seedless varieties of the grapes share the same properties. It is advised not to feed any seedless grapes to a dog.
Ankita Sharma is a passionate pet lover and head of content at Pet Food Brands. With her extensive knowledge and research, she provides pet owners with top-quality information on dog food and nutrition. Her dedication to improving the lives of dogs makes her a leading voice in the industry.