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Grape toxicity and pets: Delicious but deadly

Grapes may be one of people’s favorite fruit-based snacks, but they are not a safe snack for our pets. While grapes don’t cause humans any harm, they can cause acute kidney failure in dogs, and even possibly in cats. Despite recent research, the exact agent in grapes that causes the toxicity is still unknown. It was previously thought that perhaps something related to pesticides or heavy metals in grapes was causing the problem, but that hypothesis has since been disproven. Current theories suggest that the fleshy portion of the grape, rather than the seed, is the toxic culprit. Thompson seedless grapes, the common green ones from the supermarket, statistically seem to create the highest number of problems in animals — however, this could just be because that variety of grape is the most commonly purchased. Other products made from real grapes, such as raisins, grape juice and grape jelly, have also shown to cause problems. And heated and fermented grape products, like those used in baked cookies and cakes with raisins, can also be toxic to pets. One notable exception is grape seed extract, which is found in some pet products and synthetic grape-flavored medications, and is not currently thought to be a pet hazard.

One of the most frustrating things for owners is just how small an amount of grape ingestion can be toxic. I have had people tell me, “Well, he only ate 2 or 3 grapes,” or “Well, he got into some trail mix with raisins, but there weren’t many in it.” Unfortunately, any known grape ingestion — regardless of the amount — could potentially cause a problem.

People also tell me, “I have been giving my pet grapes for years without a problem.” Regardless of what you may have given your pet in the past, that doesn’t ensure that your pooch won’t react badly to grapes in the future. In fact, some dogs that have eaten grapes in the past with no signs of toxicity ultimately may run into trouble with them. The consequences of grape toxicity can be severe, so why take the risk? To avoid these kinds of problems, we highly recommend not giving your pet grapes in any amount.

Like many other products that are toxic to animals, your pet may appear normal for up to 24 hours after they eat grapes or a grape product. Within 24 hours or so, you might start seeing them not wanting to eat, vomiting, acting like their abdomen is in pain or experiencing diarrhea. Within 48 hours after ingestion, they can start experiencing more serious problems, such as showing a decrease in the amount of urine they produce — or not producing urine at all. These are some of the signs of acute kidney failure.

And just like any toxicity, early treatment is the key. If you suspect your pet has eaten grapes, raisins or products containing them, bring your pet to Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital or to your regular vet as quickly as possible. Grapes can sit in the stomach for hours after being ingested, so your vet will most likely give your pet an injection to make them vomit. They may also be given what is known as activated charcoal to help bind up any additional grape products in the GI tract. Your pet will also likely be placed on intravenous fluids for 48 hours and have their kidney function checked daily for 72 hours via a blood test. The prognosis of any given case usually corresponds with how soon you realize that your pet has eaten the grapes — and how fast you react to get them the proper treatment.

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81 Comments
  1. Reply
    Angelica

    What happens if my dog eats grape jelly? He only had one lick of it, and i dinnt see anything on his tounge. Im really worried about him. we only just got him anyway. After i read this i just got more worried. Im keep telling my mom that dogs cant eat grapes, and he wont be okay, but she says the internet is a lie and hes gonna be okay. My mom knows nothing about dogs! Only the fact that it exists. Im the only one who ever had a dog. i know that dogs cant eat grapes and i want to bring him to the vet, but I cant drive, IM ONLY TEN! I made him drink lots of water, and told everyone in my house but nobody will litsen to me! Im the only one who cares about him and really want to help him, but my parents wont litsen! what sould i do? HELP ME! PLEASE! :'(

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Angelica, you are right to be concerned about grapes, and although there are people who lie on the internet, there are also good sites to visit for information. I would NOT be overly concerned with a lick of grape jelly from your dog. I think there is more sugar and filler in most jelly to not be concerned about a lick. If your dog ate a whole jar of grape jelly, I would be worried. You were totally correct in encouraging the dog to drink more water and telling your family about the risks of grapes and dogs (and raisins.) Please keep up the good work, and continue to read these blogs and listen to the pod casts for more dog information. You can let your mom read too if she is interested in learning about your family pet! Good luck with your new dog and great comment!

      • Reply
        Dave roberge

        My puppy ate ten grapes ….he didn’t vomit ….he got dirrehea and was peeing frequent and was lethargic but he was slowly back to his normal self ….his poop is starting to be solid again …and he’s peeing lots but at times peeing and not much coming out should I still be concerned ? Should it still be a vet visit ?

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          YES! Read the blog. Check his kidneys they sound like there might be a problem.

    • Reply
      Dulce

      I gave my 8 week old puppy two green grapes thought they were good for her then had the urge to check online if they were good for her and panicked immediately. I induced vomiting with 1 tsp of hydrogen peroxide right away I didn’t even wait 15 minutes after consumption and she vomited everywhere. She pooped regularly twice right after. I gave her a burnt toast to remove some of the toxins. She seems normal, never got diarrhea, and urinates just like before. I wish I could take her to her vet but I’m broke right now :( it’s been 2 days since this happened should I be concern ? Help please

      • Reply
        Dr. Stewart

        There is nothing you can do without going to a vet so I’m not sure what I can advise. If she is acting ok after 2 days you are most likely in the clear. Making the puppy vomit was probably the best thing, and might have saved her life.

  2. Reply
    Shrimp

    My kitten ate half of a small “sweet baby” grape, and then was quite itchy for about 10 minutes. The itchiness seems to have subsided. Is itchiness ever a typical symptom of trouble from eating grapes?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I have never heard of an itchy response, but it is possible. The usual response is renal damage and uncreased drinking and urination. I would not expect one baby grape to do this, but it is certainly possible. Maybe the cat had another situation going on at the same time, like hives or a flea bite? A first time exposure to a grape should not do this. No more grapes to pets please. :)

  3. Reply
    Dalton

    What happens if my dog where to lick a grape? I believe he only had one or two licks but is that anything i should be concerned about?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Licking a grape should not be a problem. Eating a grape is the worry. The dose for toxicity is not well established, but I’m very confident that licking is ok.

  4. Reply
    Tamara Turner

    Please help, I ddnt realize I might b hurting my precious Stormie until I read some of these posts. I have fed her toasted bread with grape jelly on it quite a few times. I probably gave her half to two thirds of the jar. Even tho it was a small jar I am now terrified that I have hurt her badly. What shld I do? I just took her to the Vet. yesterday and he ddnt say anything about the grapes or renal failure. I’m scared for her. She’s just over three yrs. old and weighs 63 lbs. She is a Blue Pitt Bull Terrier.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      There is probably very little risk, but I would stop feeding her any grape products. She is a big dog and there is usually more sugar than grapes in most jelly. Have you local vet check her renal (kidney) values at the next visit and avoid grapes. Good luck.

  5. Reply
    brooklyn

    I left to go to the bathroom and my beagle bechion
    And chiuauaua ate my peanut butter
    and jelly sandwich. I’m scared. thoughbbuddy ate my mom’s
    Full bag of m&m’s and more chocolate thing and
    grapes… >_< he's a rebel I'm only 12 help

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      The peanut butter and jelly should not be a problem. The M&M’s might be a problem depending on how much they ate, and the grapes will be a problem depending on how much they ate. Time to get your parents to bring the dogs to the vet and get them checked out. If it has been over 48 hours then the only concern is the grapes and this (read the blog) will manifest in kidney problems. You need ot watch for too much drinking and too much or too little urination. Good luck and get them to a vet!

  6. Reply
    Darcy

    My kitten ate some grape seeds what do I do?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      As far as I know the seeds are not toxic. You can always try to make the cat vomit and bring him/her to the vet for a blood work follow up after 2-3 days post ingestion. You will know if there are problems after 2-4 days. I dont think there are toxins in the seeds but I am not 100% on this and the jury is still out.

  7. Reply
    Elaine

    I can’t be sure if my cat ate any grapes or not. I know she licked them(I saw that), but, I have no idea if she actually ate any. It’s been three days. She has not vomited, had diarrhea, or been lethargic. She is still playing. But, it’s impossible to judge her water intake as she will only drink from a running sink faucet and it seems to me that she is urinating less, although I could just be paranoid. And I just lost one cat so that also makes it difficult to determine if her urination is normal by the contents of the litter box. Is she in the clear with the no vomiting, diarrhea or lethargy for three days, or could her kidneys still shut down? When will she be in the clear for sure and I don’t have to obsess over this anymore?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Although the lack of clinical signs is great news, your cat could still have some kidney compromise that is sub-clinical. There is not very much you can do about this, so fretting is not going to help, but you can have a blood test with your vet and have her renal values evaluated. This might give you a piece of mind and let you sleep better at night. If her kidneys are truly compromised but sub-clinical they MIGHT change her food and add some fluids to her diet, but the decontamination phase is over. Good luck!

      • Reply
        Elaine

        Thank you so much for the reply. Mitten is next to impossible to take to the vet. She will fight me to the ends of the earth to avoid being put in a carrier and she attacks the vet and is extremely hard to examine. I’ve only found one vet that can actually somewhat handle her and will examine her. She’s also next to impossible to pill, so sedation, prior to the vet visit, is out of the question. After going to the vet, she gets depressed and lethargic for days and seems traumatized. That’s why I didn’t take her immediately, besides the fact that this happened on Friday night and my vet wasn’t open until Monday. Is there any point and time, in the future, where I would be able to rest easy and not worry about her, if I can’t get her to the vet? I’m just scared taking her will do way more harm than good, for her at least. What will sub-clinical compromise do to her? Will she die from it?

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          Hard to say without knowing her renal values. Usually they do not do immediate damage, but they might open the door to kidney compromise in the future. I would have her blood checked next vet visit for vaccines or yearly stuff. You can PROBABLY hold off for now. I really can not evaluate her though. There is very little you would do anyway if she is that bad except maybe change her food.

  8. Reply
    Annie

    My puppy of 12 weeks bit into a grape early this morning. I already know they can be fatal to some animals but my mother left one on the floor and he got to it. I got him in time before he ate it but could a bite into it be fatal ad well? It’s been maybe 12-15 hours now and he’s been peeing a lot, but i don’t know if that’s a side effect.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Peeing a lot is a side effect, but biting a single grape should not be enough to give him problems. If she left a few grapes and he ate them, then that is a problem. You can always have him checked out at your vet if you are concerned. It does not seem it would cause any harm if he chewed on just one and you got it away before he ate the whole thing.

  9. Reply
    Sophie

    My puppy drank a bit of grape juice, I’m not quite sure how much but now she’s all sleepy and floppy- what should I do I am really worried do I take her straight to the vet she is 13 weeks old btw and I’ve given her lots of water because I think that’s good? Please help thanks

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      To my knowledge there has not been any reported toxicity in grape juice. Either because the toxic element is not present or the juice has been pasteurized and this kills the toxin. You should be ok.

  10. Reply
    Mona Pelkey

    Recently, my dog’s vet prescribed 2.5 mg of Claritin (loratadine) daily for his allergies. Since I could not find a children’s size tablet to cut in half for him, I have been giving him 2.5 mg of children’s liquid loratadine. It is artificially grape flavored. Would that be an issue as well as real grapes?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Wow, that is a new question for me. I would assume there is no grape in that flavoring. I would be concerned about alcohol and other ingredients, but not the grape. Maybe ask you vet the same question to back me up. I really don’t think it will be a problem, but I could never be sure. You can always call the ASPCA or Pet Poison Helpline and pay $38 for a final professional opinion. Or…. call the toxicology dept at your nearest vet school. My gut says don’t worry, but my conscience would advise me to tell you to seek smarter advice.

  11. Reply
    Jo

    My 7month old English bulldog just ate a small seedless grape my daughter dropped on the floor should I be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      The answer is no one knows the toxic dose of grapes for sure, but I HIGHY suspect it is not one single grape in a larger dog like an EB. I think you are fine. Watch for increased urination and drinking. If you are very concerned bring the dog to the vet for blood work and repeat the blood work in 24 and 48 hours to make sure all is well.

  12. Reply
    Shelby Dowell

    If I fixed a piece of toast, that had butter and concord grape Jelly on it. if I wiped my hands on my pants after handling the jelly, but didnt not wash. But after wiping my hands on my pants (I didnt know if I still had any grape jelly residue on them or not after wiping my hands on my pants) If I did that before picking up my 6-7 pound going on 5 year mix breed cat. Will she be fine, even if she licked her side where my hand had been when I realized I didnt wash before touching her? Or do I need to take her to the vet, this happened at around 6ish lastnight and hasnt had any signs of being any different yet.

    What do I need to look for signs of Kidney failure? Like how soon can the signs pop up?
    can she even get kidney failure for licking her side here my hand had been after I wiped my hands on my pants and cant be sure I had any grape jelly on my fingers before touching her?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I think there is a 0.0% (none) that your cat will have a problem after licking that small amount of jelly. Although grapes are toxic to pets, this is a very small amount of a low percentage product and we don’t even know how toxic jam and jelly are. I’m sure you will be fine. HOWEVER, cats do get spontaneous renal failure when they are older and the signs are worth noting. Usually it starts with increased drinking and urinating, decreased eating, weight loss, muscle loss, lethargy and possible seizure. These are extreme and usually you will see increased drinking and urinating. There are other cases like antifreeze where you can see no urination. This is equally bad if not worse. Hope this helps.

  13. Reply
    kimmy

    My dog licked up one raisin that was in ice cream im nervous for her she is my life and I don’t want anything to happen to her should I be worried she seems to be acting how she normally does

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Depends how big she is and to some degree how sensitive she is, but I’m very confident she will be ok after on raisin if she is a normal size dog. Read the last posts about what to look for. It is in the last few answers. I think it will be fine.

  14. Reply
    Allen

    My dog is a pitbull/lab mix. She is 2-3 yrs old and roughly 30+ pounds. She ate a grape off the floor before I could get to it this morning. I didn’t really think much of it because I knew grapes weren’t great for dogs but I didn’t realize how bad.. What should I do? What should I watch out for? She has been pretty normal all day – no change in urination, no change in drinking habit, still has appetite, walks find, no diarrhea (but she also hasn’t defecated since this morning before she ate the grape), and no noticeable change in behavior/activity.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      One grape in a dog that size should be ok. Read the previous few replies for signs to look out for. I fully suspect she will be fine.

  15. Reply
    Crystal

    My dog licked my grape ice cream Popsicle 4 times and I’m totally worried! :( please tell me he’s going to be okay I’m so scared.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      He will be fine. I’m sure there is no real grape in there.

  16. Reply
    Andrea Kraemer

    I am pretty sure my cat ate a grape but vomited it up shortly after. He is 15 and is hyperthyroid. He seems to have severe muscle wasting and since he ate the grape (I think), he hasn’t been right. He shows interest in wanting to eat and drink periodically but is moving slowly and hiding a lot. It’s been about 4 days. If he vomited up the grape, would it still have a toxic effect? I do feel either way, sadly his body has just had it.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Bring him to a vet and have his kidney values checked. Also. there is great treatment for hyperthyroidism and your vet can help. It is possible the grape is not the problem, but you should get him checked.

  17. Reply
    Amanda

    My 4 month old puppy found some old grapes behind the fridge and ate them. I caught her within a half hour of doing so and got one out of her mouth and gave her hydrogen peroxide to enduce vomiting for the other. She threw up 3 times, getting the second grape and everything else out of her system. With less than an hour I took her to the vet and they gave her charcoal medication for the toxins. When we got home she drank a TON of water and seemed to go back to her normal self. But then today she’s had more of a potent yellow pee and drinking less than normal (I think). I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid and overly cautious (because at times it’s been common for her to have pretty yellow urine) or if I should still be concerned and take her back to the vet. She has been playful, but also sleepy… Which again, is normal for her so I cannot determine if she is sick or just a tired puppy. How do I tell if I need to take the next steps with IVs, etc? Esp because my vet had to look up info on grapes and puppies….

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Great questions and you seem to have done the right thing so far. Grape toxicity can be seen first on blood tests for kidney values and with uncreased urination and drinking. Usually the urine is clear, not yellow and the dog is very lethargic. If you have any concerns you should ask your vet to run some simple blood tests to check renal values, if these are normal after 24 to 48 hours you are probably ok. If not, then treat. I would GUESS your pup is fine, but I think if you are concerned you should get the blood tests for a piece of mind and rest. Good luck.

  18. Reply
    Kiowa

    I dropped a peice of jelly off my sandwich on to the floor. Both of my dogs 30+ lbs french bulldog and 20 lbs miniature schnauzer each had one lick of it but it was still there when i wiped it up. So they barely had any at all. Should i be concerned. Plz help.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      They should be fine. Nothing to worry about.

  19. Reply
    Jill

    Our 5 month old St. Bernard puppy got into a plate of grapes, we induced vomiting at home, saw many grapes, & then brought him to the vet right away where they induced vomiting one more time to make sure there was no more sign of grapes & then treated with activated charcoal. All seems good, my only concern is he seems very thirsty & seems to urinate A LOT. Hoping that is a good sign that the water is flushing & kidneys are working? Resting peacefully which I would expect after the tramatic morning.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Sounds right, but you can and should get a kidney value check in 48 hours to be sure.

  20. Reply
    Kelly

    Our three year old mix breed dog is about 16 pounds and ate 1 grape this morning, we live 3 hours from a vet……just wondering how concerned we should be and what and when do the first symptoms occur

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      No body knows the exact dose of grapes or what they will do to a dog in what time. Usually you see symptoms in 1-3 days and these are kidney failure. Excessive drinking and urination followed by no urination and then…badness. I would have made the dog throw up immediately to get the grape up. Now it seems like it is too late. You can roll the dice OR try to see the vet for a day or 2 of IV fluids to help flush out the toxins. There is no easy right answer here.

  21. Reply
    Emma

    I had a piece of toast with grape jelly on it and I didn’t eat the crust of the toast, my dog dug out the crust of the toast from the garbage can and ate it. I am not to sure how much he ate of jelly because there wasn’t mush left on the crust. I am super worried. I gave him a lot of water. What should I do.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Read the other comments. I highly suspect he will be fine and there is very little grape in there. Watch for increased OR seriously decreased urination and drinking. EEncourage him to drink a lot of water for the next 24 hours. If you are still concerned you can get his blood tested in 48 hours.

  22. Reply
    S McAlec

    My 55 pound black lab ate 5 raisins. I induced vomiting within the hour after she did it. She’s been eating, peeing, and pooping normally. She did throw up once in 24 hours. Acting normal, but I’m nervous.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Have her blood tested in 48 hours and check her kidneys.

  23. Reply
    AJ

    I have a 12-13 year old whippet and he ate a super small slice of a grape and I could barely pick it up with my own fingers. It fell off my sandwich onto the floor. He has been eating the same and his urin and scat are the same and he is drinking the same as when I’m with him but I’m only 14 so I’m at school all day but its summer and he might be drinking more but we do live in Florida and its almost 109° farenhight and I let him outside a couple times to go to the bathroom. It has been 6 hours since he ate it and he is not vomiting or having diarea (I’m sorry if I spell any of this stuff wrong) He sleeps all day which is the usual since he is a couch potato now. I wake him up a couple times an hour to see if he’s OK and when I do he looks at me like I’m a crazy person! But I haven’t left his side all day and I’m afraid my mom is going to be really mad at me if I tell her what I did. It was a accident! I’m really scared and worried and I’m panicking. He’s breathing fine. Please help me!

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Relax. A super small amount of grape that that should be fine. If it was just a sliver he should not even notice it. If there was a whole grape or more you should probably get your mom to take him to the vet to get looked at. Keep watching his drinking and urinating and make sure he acts normally for a few days. After 3-4 days if he is normal then he will be fine. Just make sure it was a small piece of grape. I think he will be fine.

      • Reply
        AJ

        Thank you so much. I will keep an eye on him. And I’ll ask you if I have any more questions.

  24. Reply
    Cristina

    My 17lb daschund had a generous toddler share some grapes with him. I don’t think he got much before I caught it. I induced vomiting at home within the hour and there was a whole grape otherwise just some dog food. I am monitoring but no apparent issues. Do you think a vet check is necessary?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Better be safe than sorry

  25. Reply
    Shantelle

    i gave my dog three grapes for the very first time should i be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Yes, READ THE POSTS.

  26. Reply
    Huda

    hey so my kitten ate two raisins yesterday…… Will she get kidney problems just by two raisins?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      very possible. No way to tell and since it was yesterday there is less you can do. Bring her to a vet to get checked out.

      • Reply
        Huda

        We don’t know any vets can we do something at home to help her??

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          Not much you can do a day later. Honestly, without vet care just cross your fingers. There is not exact dose and maybe she will be fine.

          • Huda

            Well she doesn’t have diarrhea and she isn’t vomiting does this mean she won’t get any kidney problems???

          • Dr. Stewart

            No, but that is a good start. You will not know for another 48 hours. Make sure she drinks a lot and continues to eat and drink and urinate normally. I really cant tell you much more. Sorry.

  27. Reply
    Huda

    Btw my dad (he is a doctor not a vet) said that it won’t give her kidney problems cos it’s just two

  28. Reply
    Huda

    The raisins were small,anyway she is eating and drinking and going to the toilet what if she acts normal for 48 hours, will that mean she won’t have kidney problems???? She is only a kitten and I’m really concerned about her

  29. Reply
    Heather

    I know that the last comment was awhile ago but i had a question. Im dog sitting my sisters dog and my dad had fed her some grapes and I did not find out till a few hours later. He didn’t know that grapes are bad for dogs. Should i have the dog eat her food and drink a lot of water?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Yes, eat and drink and then maybe a vet check up in a day to check the dog’s kidneys.

  30. Reply
    Laurice

    I bit a grape in half and tried to feed it to my roommates chihuahua, completely forgetting they’re bad. He licked it maybe a couple of times and then left it which is when I remembered that grapes are dangerous for pups. Should I take any action or be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Should be fine

  31. Reply
    Anna B

    Dr. Stewart,
    I didn’t know about dogs and grapes and gave my 10lb dog 3 grape halves. We induced vomiting with hydrogen peroxide within 10 min and he threw them all back up. Didn’t seem to have been chewed at all. He had some water and dog food after all the vomiting and seems to be acting normal although it’s only been an hour. Should we take him to the vet anyway?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      If you are 100% sure all the grapes came up, then you are fine. If you are nervous about more grapes then it might be a cautious thing to do. Most likely the dog will be fine, especially if all the grapes came up.

      • Reply
        Anne B

        We are confident they all came up and my dog is doing wonderful today and eating, drinking and urinating normally. Thank you still for taking the time to reassure me!

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          Welcome! Great news.

  32. Reply
    Rayanne

    So today my aunts Chihuahua and a Chihuahua Pomeranian took I like a big bite of my peanut butter and jelly sandwich and now I’m worried because I read this article that’s not good for them what should I do

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Not much to do, they should be fine but just watch them for signs. Read the blog and above comments.

  33. Reply
    Tony

    I have a 7 month old puppy who may or may not found 1 grape. Would this cause things like excessive drooling and not wanting to eat or drink? Since I am unsure, what can I do to help her. She also seems very tired and has a very raspy and more growly bark that sounds weak. What should I do and does it sound like my dog could have found a grape?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Very unlikely that would be from 1 grape. Sounds serious. Your dog should see a vet as soon as you can get her there.

  34. Reply
    Cris

    Hi, it’s been about three or four days since our dog ate a little less than a full grape, she just threw up about 10 minutes ago and acted a little tired, it is pretty late so she might just be going to bed but she has been fine and very much lively and awake since the grapes, she always pees when we take her out to the bathroom, no diarrhea, and like I said has been lively an willing to do so, we’ve been watching her very closely but I don’t know if the vomiting is because of the grapes or something else. Do you think it passed threw her system hours ago? She is a 4lb chihuahua and her name is star thank you much.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      It has been so long ago it is impossible to tell if it was the grape or not. You can always get her blood tested by a vet to see if she is normal now, and then rest assured that the grape did no damage. I would suspect that these two things are unrelated but since she is so small one grape might have caused some problems. I would think that they are unrelated, but a blood test would be the best way to make sure she is fine.

  35. Reply
    Jennifer

    So I was eating grapes earlier and didn’t realize one must have rolled off the plate. I didn’t notice until my cat Malcolm attacked and squished it near my foot. I am concerned that even though he didn’t eat it, the juices he might have come into contact with could be a problem.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      He will most likely be just fine, if you are concerned he ate it, go to see a vet asap. Otherwise look for symptoms and cross your fingers.

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