Grapes, raisins, sultanas, and even currants (some currants are actually small, black raisins) are toxic to your dog! There have also been anecdotal reports of cats and ferrets being affected. Ingestion of even a small amount of grapes, raisins, or currants can result in severe, acute kidney failure.
So, how many raisins is too many for your pup to eat? Well, according to VCA Pet Hospitals, there is no well-established toxic dose. But be aware of these two concepts:
VCA lists out some of the common symptoms of grape or raisin toxicity below.
Vomiting is generally seen within 24 hours following ingestion. Lack of appetite, lethargy, and possibly diarrhea can be also seen within the next 12-24 hours.
If you suspect that your pet has eaten raisins, or any of these fruits, contact your veterinarian immediately as this kind of poisoning impacts the kidneys. This is an emergency, and it needs immediate treatment by a veterinarian.
Capone's mom is on a single income and she is able to pay for her regular bills, but was so scared that she couldn't afford this emergency visit. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help.
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