Can Dogs Eat Grapes?

Is it safe for your dog to eat Grapes? Read more to find out.

Dogs can NOT eat grapes!Grapes (and raisins) are VERY BAD for dogs. They can be potentially fatal. They are just as – if not more – dangerous¬† than chocolates, yet far less people are aware that dog’s should not eat grapes!

Dogs that eat grapes will often start throwing up after ingesting them. Vomiting is good so that the grapes do not end up being completely digested.

Once the grapes work their way into the dog’s system, it becomes very dangerous. Almost all dogs that are reported to have eaten grapes eventually develop renal failure, better known as kidney failure.

There still is little known about why grapes are toxic. Possibilities like pesticides, heavy metals, and fungus contamination have been ruled out as causes. Just be sure to keep grapes and raisins far away and out of reach from any dogs.

If your dog eats one or two grapes, it probably isn’t as bad. When my dog was a puppy, it stole a grape that dropped from the kitchen table. He vomited and had diarrhea for a couple days, but he is fine now.

But if your dog eats a handful, seek a veterinarian immediately before it is too late. Fast and aggressive treatment including IV fluids and close monitoring is often necessary for survival.

Keep grapes and raisins away from your dog!


What do other dog owners have to say about whether their dogs can eat Grapes or not? See comments below.

53 Comments on Can Dogs Eat Grapes

  1. max castro

    Actually, I’ve been given my dog grapes, but what I do is, I remove the seeds, before giving him grapes, and to tell you the truth, he loves it. I’ve given Watermelon, I’ve given him pineapple, I’ve given him apples, I’ve given him peaches. The only fruit I will not give him are prunes. So like the majority of the people who there comments are, most likely like mine. Investigation should be made, concerning if grapes are safe for dogs, probably, what is dangerous from the grapes, are the seeds.

  2. Tim m

    I have a 6 yr old shitzhu and anytime I have some grapes he comes running. I peel them first and he only is allowed 5 or 6 and he has never shown any adverse reactions.

  3. John

    Just a thought. Maybe some Dogs have reactions to grapes just like only some humans are allergic to peanuts? It would make sense to issue a blanket ban on grapes for dogs if you knew there was a chance of a bad reaction.

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