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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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214 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
        Claire

        My dog ate one grape last night and she is about 15 pounds but she is more calm then normal, I don’t know what to do, I am only 12 and I can’t do anything, how do I know if she is alright???

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          SHe should be fine…but have your parents take her to the vet in 1-2 days to be checked. I would imagine she will be ok.

          • Toktam

            Hi
            My dog is a mix Terrier about 13 pounds and about one hour ago she ate 2 green grape. I searched online and I’m terrified not know what to do. I can’t take her to vet now. Will she be ok?

          • Dr. Stewart

            If you can not take her to a vet then either make her vomit or hope for the the best. There is nothing I can do from here. The dose for grapes varies and she will probably be ok, but you never know. Read the blog and watch for clinical signs.

      • Reply
        avi

        My dog just ate 1 and a half grapes and i just found out grapes are toxic for them! 🙁 but i gave her milk immediately. Is she gonna be okay? Please answer, im really concern.

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          No idea how big your dog is? A big dog this will be fine. A 2 lb tiny dog this might be an issue. The milk did nothing to help if anything might have given the dog diarrhea. Usually this is not enough to hurt a dog.

    • 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.

    • Reply
      Erin

      My dog stole a sandwich, possibly a sandwich and a half of crunchy peanut butter and Welch’s grape jam/jelly. She is a 3 year old golden retriever. She also swallowed a paper towel earlier today. Any concern or suggestions?

      • Reply
        Dr. Stewart

        Concerns for upset stomach and maybe obstruction if there is a lot of paper towel. But no concerns for the grape jelly.

        • Reply
          Tyler

          Both my dogs, my 15 pound puppy and my 35 pound 12 year old dog got 2 grapes each. Is that enough to badly intoxicate or will they be fine. I read a website and it said just a 15 pound dog will need 12 – 13 grapes to get intoxicated and he only got two. Will he be okay? My parents don’t understand the seriousness of this situation and they’re telling me it will be fine. I don’t know if they will die. It’s been about 3 hours since they’ve eaten them and I was wondering if they’d be okay. They haven’t vomited but I’m still worried.

          • Dr. Stewart

            Grape doses vary, but it sounds like that is a small dose for those dogs. It has been too long to do much about it by now anyway. I would watch them and if you are concerned have them checked by a vet. I suspect they will be just fine.

  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.

      • Reply
        Albert

        My dog ate yogurt covered raisins He about a year old we took him to the vet where they induced vomiting and having home some fluids I don’t have $1000 to keep him there for 2days will he be ok ?

        • Reply
          Dr. Stewart

          Impossible to tell. I have no idea how many raisins or how long there were there?? You need to ask your vet about this. If it was a large number and they were there for 3 days….bad. If 2 raisins for 1 hour….not bad.

  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.

  36. Reply
    Aaron

    Hi. My dog (110 lbs great pry) got a full bite of a PBJ sandwich. It was concord grape jelly. Should i be at all worried?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      No

  37. Reply
    Brittani

    My 50 lbs dog got into the trash and ate some grapes. Couldn’t have been more than 6 or 7 grapes. She got into them while we were sleeping so I have no idea how long ago she actually ate them. She’s still eating and drinking (letting her eat peanut butter sandwiches and water with a bit of syrup in it to entice her). It’s been roughly 24 hours. What are her chances of being ok, and how can I avoid a costly vet bill? (Force more liquids, activated charcoal.. Etc)

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Nothing you can really do after 24 hours except test her kidney values and then start IV fluids (and cross your fingers.) Increased drinking fluids might help a little but it is not enough and it is way too late for charcoal. If you notice anything abnormal bring her to a vet. If you are concerned at all bring her to a vet. You need to make the judgement call it might be 100% fine or she might have some kidney involvement and IV fluids are the only real help (not a cure.)

  38. Reply
    Sarah Davis

    I was making lunch for my husband and my 9 month old great dane snatched a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich off the counter. Should I be worried? Should I induce vomitting?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Read the prior posts, should be just fine.

  39. Reply
    shira

    my cat eat grape seed.. did she be ok ..?? she eat like 2 or 3 grape seed for the first time today..

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably fine. It is thought that the flesh is the toxin, not the seed.

  40. Reply
    Ryan

    My 9 week old puppy had 2 laps out of a glass of 100% grape juice this morning. Should I be concerned and go to the vet???

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably the puppy will be fine, but if you are concerned then I would have some blood tests at your vet. Grape juice is usually only 10% or less juice.

  41. Reply
    Vanessa

    OMG, I’m sooooo… worried. I put a full glass of grape juice on my coffee table. When I set it down I said to myself, “don’t let the dog get it then I went on with my work keeping an eye on the dog. Not thinking, I then went upstairs. When I came down the glass still looked pretty full, but i noticed my dog licking he lips and a few wet strands of hair that were purple. Then I was like OH NOOOO…!! My dog probably digested 1-2 tablespoons. So now I’m just super nervous please tell me what to do!!!

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably there will be no problems. You can always call APCA poison control to be sure, but I would bet there is no problem with 1-2 tablespoons. Got to your vet in 1-3 days and get a blood test if you are still concerned. that small amount though would not worry me.

      • Reply
        Vanessa

        OK, thanks I’ll just keep a look out for the symptoms.

  42. Reply
    Lupe

    Hello,
    We just adopted an 8 week old puppy he is a terrier mixed with poodle, I did not know grapes were bad for dogs, I was eating grapes and he licked one I cut in half a few times and now I’m freaking out. Any advice? He did not eat the grape just licked the juice.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Nothing you can really do, but unlikely to be a problem. I would watch him and look for the signs mentioned in the blog. If you see anything abnormal go to your vet immediately and get a blood test and fluid therapy.

  43. Reply
    Tobias

    My shih zu ate 2 grapes and vomited and now is breathing weird and looks like he’s falling asleep

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      GO TO A VET. There is nothing to be done at home safely. 2 grapes in a small dog MIGHT be toxic and the breathing weird just adds to the GO TO A VET suggestion.

  44. Reply
    Mandy

    After reading online that cranberry juice is good for dogs, I gave my 6 month old shih tzu 3 tbsp of white cranberry juice. I didn’t read the label until after – it has reconstituted grape juice in it. Should I be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I’m not sure. It depends on how much and how big your dog is. This is a case of doses and I would call a pet poison line like the ASPCA or pet poison helpline. They can give you the doses and the need to worry. I have NOT heard of grape juice causing any problems, but I do not know for sure.

      • Reply
        Mandy

        Thank you.

  45. Reply
    Katie

    PLEASE HELP! I dropped a Piece of a grape on the ground and my 4 month old English Springer Spainel ate it! Will she be okay???

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably, but if you read the blog there is no known dose for problems. A small piece of grape should be no problem in a larger dog.

  46. Reply
    Katie

    She is 17.5 pounds I think and it was a small piece, she seems to be playing fine right now.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Almost certainly no side effects.

  47. Reply
    Katie

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  48. Reply
    Amanda

    So our 26.6lb 4 month old doberman ate about 1tbsp of grape JAM on Wednesday. Is there a difference between jam and jelly? I didn’t realize she was eating it until it was too late and didn’t think about it until about a day later. 🙁

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      No idea about jam and jelly, but a day later it is probably too late unless she is showing symptoms. Consult your vet then immediately. She will most likely be fine as there is almost no grape in those products.

  49. Reply
    Holly

    My daughter just gave my dogs bread and grape jelly. :/ should I induce vomiting?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      It will probably be ok. Grape jelly has almost no grape in it. If it was a lot and a really small dog then maybe.

  50. Reply
    Ana

    I think my cat ate a grape. I had a few of them in a cup and while I was cleaning he got one out and was playing with it on the floor. I didn’t know they were toxic, so I didn’t worry about it until I heard him making chewing noises. He was licking his mouth and the grape he had wasn’t nearby. I did find another one a bit farther away but I think he may have eaten one. After I googled it, I got worried and called a weekend vet number. They said one grape wasn’t really an emergency unless bits went down his trachea but that if he seemed normal and wasn’t coughing he was probably fine.

    I’m still anxious though because most websites said it takes a while for the cat to show signs of trouble, like a couple of hours, and it’s only been half an hour since. It’s sunday and the weekend vet is quite far from where I live. Also no pharmacies are open where I could buy hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. What should I do?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      One grape CAN be toxic to cats, but not always. It is too late to induce vomiting now so you need to just watch for any signs (read blog post) and bring him t a vet if you see anything. He might be fine or might need treatment, the dosing is still unknown. I would cross you fingers and watch him for the next 48 hours closely. Make sure he is peeing normally and drinking ok. Good luck. Call your regular vet.

  51. Reply
    Kat

    My 7 lb chihuahua only licked a reason box but not very well will he be ok?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      He licked a box? He will be fine. If he ate the box he will NOT be fine.

  52. Reply
    Tiffany

    Hi, my 3 mo. very small chihuahua just chewed on a dried up old organic black seedless grape she found behind the fridge. I got it before she could eat it. Do you think she will be okay? I just want to ensure that I don’t have to take her to the emergency vet as she is scheduled for an appt. with our regular vet next week anyways. I’m going to try to give her liquids as a precaution.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      The dose of grapes is very variable and unknown. I would normally say you will be fine, but a 3mo old tiny dog and one grape might be enough. You need to make the decision, but I think a call to poison control or your local ER and a visit might be wise.

  53. Reply
    Dylan

    Hi! I am 14 and just got a 10 week old puppy. So, she drank a few drops of grape juice, which I read is gonna be okay. But, then she ate something with caramel. Should I be worried? I can’t find anything about it on here or anywhere else. I am freaking out and ready to cry.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      She will be fine, just please be more careful with her.

  54. Reply
    Amy

    My dachshund just ate half a grape.he is about 3 yrs old.i tried to give him some hydrogen peroxide but he doesn’t wanna drink it and I don’t have a syringe.what should I do?

  55. Reply
    Amy

    My dog drank the hydrogen peroxide but did not vomit, if he drinks the hydrogen peroxide but doesnt vomit is it bad for him?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      It is not bad for him, but he should vomit. You can try to repeat the peroxide. One grape SHOULD be ok for a medium size dog (15-20 lbs?) but watch his urination and drinking closely for the next 2-3 days. If it has been more than 4 hours then do not try to make vomit. Just keep an eye on him for anything abnormal, but I suspect he will be ok.

  56. Reply
    Frances

    My five year old sister made a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich she did not put that much jelly on and we were going for a minute and then we saw my three-year-old Multis eating my sister says she only ate a little but I’m not sure

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Read the blog and prior comments. Probably not a problem.

  57. Reply
    william

    Hi, my dog had got a hold of a whole jar of jelly and is vomitting, not eating, and is lazy and somewhat depressed.. what could be the most likely result from her getting the jelly and that happening to her?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Renal failure, pancreatic disease, hepatic disease or just upset stomach. See a vet ASAP!

  58. Reply
    Justin

    My two year old beagle just drank about seven tablespoons of grape juice from concentrate. What would be the best possible thing to do?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Make her vomit and call the local vet ER. Depends on her size and the concentration but this COULD be a problem.

  59. Reply
    Roni

    My 8 pound Yorkie just chewed on (1) green grape that fell from the frig.Do I need to make her throw up? Do I need to get her to the vet?ASAP!?!……..Thanks

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Sorry I do not get to check this blog every day. I hope you made her vomit. That weight and a big grape could be toxic. It could also do nothing. The dose is very variable and so we make them all vomit. I hope it turned out ok. Read the blog for more info.

  60. Reply
    Amy

    Hi, my 8 month old 8lb Jack russell ate a raisin that a child dropped on the floor. I didn’t realise how serious raisins can be. I phone the vet a day later and they have told me it’s too late to do anything. She is not showing any signs and it has been almost 48 hrs after eating the raisin. Whats the time period for being symptom free so I know if she is ok? Thank you.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      + – 48 hours. Read the blog, it talks about it and the comments.

  61. Reply
    Amy

    Thank you for your reply Dr Stewart. I have read the blog and comments, it does says symptoms can start up to 48 hours after ingesting, however it doesn’t say when your dog would be in clear from serious illness if there have been no signs. Sorry I’m really worried.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      No problem. I’m not sure anyone knows for sure so we say 48 hours. I think if everything is fine in 48 then everything will be fine going forward. Good luck.

  62. Reply
    Dara

    What is the time frame after a dog eats raisins to know if your dog is out of danger?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      READ THE BLOG. Unknown, but we usually say 48 hours.

  63. Reply
    SH

    My dog ate maybe 5/6 grapes 5 days ago. No change in amount of urine until i noticed he it seemed he was peeing in lil spurts today. Should i be worried still, even though its been longer than a few days and no vomiting or chage in attitude has taken place? Hes a 7 month old presa canario who weighs 70lbs.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably out of the woods, but might want a vet check to be sure.

  64. Reply
    NC

    My cats ( both 1 year old ) were left in a house with a ( not very full ) container of grapes for about 7 hours while I went to work. When I got back home the container of grapes was on the floor and only 3 grapes were rolling around in the hallway. I don’t know if the cats ate any. Should I be concerned? Should I take them to the vet? They don’t have any medical issues right now.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      If you think the cats ate 1 or more grapes then yes they need to go the the vet immediately. I they just played with them then no worries. Your call.

  65. Reply
    Katrina

    Hi, I have a 6 year old Maltese, her weight is about 13 lbs and she ate a small piece of a small grape, maybe about a third of the grape. What should I do? It’s been a couple of hours and she seems ok but I’m really worried. Thank you

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably too late to do anything preventative. You can watch for the symptoms mentioned in the blog and see a vet if anything is abnormal.

  66. Reply
    Carington

    My cat had a lick of jelly just a few moments ago. My mom told me it could kill him, will he be okay with just a lick ?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      One lick will be fine.

  67. Reply
    Anne

    I left my plate with left over raisins on top of our cabinet to get some food and feed them but my 2 and half year old cat jumped on the cabinet and ate my left over raisins. It’s been 10 days but there are no symptoms of toxicity like diarrhea, vomitting, etc. his poop and pee were fine and did well.. But I’m just worried today he vomitted fur ball this morning and vomitted his food this afternoon. Is this still related to that incident were he ate my left over raisins 10 days ago? Thank you. 🙂

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Good question. I’m not sure. If there were symptoms it would most likely be kidney problems which CAN cause vomiting. I would expect more drinking and urine or much less drinking or urine (depends on the severity of damage.) The best thing you can do is bring him to your vet for a kidney blood test. If not, then you can see if the vomiting passes and is just fur balls. You can always try the over the counter fur ball medicine to see if that helps. You will never know the extent of the renal damage without a blood test.

  68. Reply
    Anne

    He ate at least 2-5 raisins.. 10 days ago.

  69. Reply
    betty brandi

    My cat loves to help me with my peanutbutterandjelly and jelly sandwich . Is it ok for her to have a lit the bite?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      If you know there is a chance for it to be bad, why would you risk it? Its probably fine but not a good idea.

  70. Reply
    Bleu Meanie

    I came to this website because my dog licked the outside of a grape juice carton that had a drip on it. He’s a big dog and it’s only got 25% grape juice in the whole bottle. Thank you Dr.Stewart for easing my fears. He probably got mostly sugar, but without all your responses I might be beside myself with worry. Still going to watch him tomorrow. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this site and that you took time out of your day(s) to respond to everyone who commented here, even when the information was in the above article. We need more good Doctors like you. Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Thanks, I’m sure he will be fine.

  71. Reply
    Kayla

    My 10 pound chihuahua mix ate ONE green grape. Now she’s pretty quiet (she was kinda quiet before) and she doesn’t eat all of her food. She never poops in the yard and I barely ever see her pee. She hasn’t been vomiting or anything but I’m extremely worried. My dad and mom say she will be fine but I still wan’t to make sure. Nobody will listen to me. I keep telling them that shes been having these symptoms but they wont listen to me! Please help me I’m only eleven. I looked on other websites and some say that she will be fine and some say bring her to the vet. I’m really worried about her please help!!! 😭😭😭

    • Reply
      Kayla

      She ate the grape about 2 days ago.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      It is very hard to know. I would say that you should keep watching her and see if she keeps urinating normally and eating and drinking ok. If she continues to act strange then you need to bring her to a vet. One grape is probably not going to do extensive damage to her kidneys but the dosage is very variable. Watch her for any other symptoms and then convince your parents to take her.

  72. Reply
    Hon Wei

    Hello there.

    I’ve just gave a few bites of bread to my dog as a treat – the Gardenia brand. However the ingredients are listed as below.

    High protein, unbleached wheat flour, filtered water, granulated sugar, yeast, vegetable fat(non hydrogenated, palm based), salt, calcium salt, milk and milk derivatives, fermented grain (wheat) , yeast food, raisin juice concentration, vinegar,zinc , vitamin c, iron, vitamin e, vitamin a. Contain wheat, milk and soy.

    Can I know will this harm my dog’s health? Or there will be any health problem in regards to those ingredients?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I would stop giving it due to the raisin juice. Depends on dose but there is no reason to feed a dog that.

  73. Reply
    Ashley

    My 4 year old daughter snuck yogurt raisins into her room last night. This morning when I went to wake her up our 8 month old kitty followed me. She grabbed one, and I tried to get it from her, but she picked it up in her mouth and ran into this under cabinet area (flaw in design of our kitchen) that I can not get to. She came out, and was not licking her mouth, or chewing, but I have no idea if she actually ate it, or just left it there, and I have no possible way to check or retrieve it. She’s on a couple medications so I don’t want to induce vomiting and lose that medicine if I don’t have to, how bad is this? (I’ve read the other posts, but most of the cat ones were grapes or several raisins, so wanted to double check)

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Hard to say. Most likely she will be fine, but there is always a slight risk. Just monitor for eating, drinking and urination and if anything changes go to the vet. It is most likely too late to induce vomiting now anyway.

  74. Reply
    Ann Smith

    Hi Dr. Stewart

    My seven pound 6 year old Yorkie ate two very small bites of a cream cheese and Welchs grape JAM sandwich that were left on a plate. I gave her milk to coat her stomach – as I didn’t know what to do when I saw they were gone. The first ingredient on the Jam is Concord Grapes,Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate.

    This seems to be a lot more grape than anything else..should I bring her to a vet right away?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      There is no exact dose of grapes here, but I suspect she will be fine. You can bring her to the vet to have her kidneys checked in a day and make sure. If it has been more than 6 hours there is not too much you can do except IV fluids if her kidney values are high. I would call your vet for advice but just watch closely for symptoms.

  75. Reply
    Bell

    My 7 month mini schanauzer ate half a grape, I’m worried about him what should I do?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably fine but you never know due to doses. Read the above notes for what to do. Probably nothing.

  76. Reply
    Kim

    Hi there. I normally give my dogs bottled water and today I grabbed a partial one that wasn’t finished yesterday. It’s a 16 Oz bottle and there was only about 1/3 left in the bottle. After pouring and while putting bottle in recycling, I realized that it was grape flavored water. The bottle says less than 2% of natural flavor but it also has sucralose. I have a 20 lb Bichon and a 14 lb Cavalier/Maltese mix. When I realized my mistake, I quickly took the bowl, dumped the tiny amount that remained and I filled their bowl with water. I’m wondering if it could be dangerous to them?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I don’t know much about the sucralose, but the tiny amount of grape should be no problem. You can always call poison control if you are worries. Their number is on our webpage.

  77. Reply
    KIMBERLY -SANDEMAN

    Frozen chia squeeze for my 2 dogs for a treat. Just looked at ingredients has organic grape juice concentrate in it…. Is this going to cause an issue? Should I be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Should not be a concern but you never know. I would stop giving it right away.

  78. Reply
    Yorkie

    My yorkie poo ate about six grapes what should I do .

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Go to the Emergency Room ASAP and get him to vomit and start IV fluids. Get off the computer!! Ugh.

  79. Reply
    Pamela

    I know that Grape Seed Extract is “supposed” to be non-toxic to dogs.
    I use it on my gums, and it does wonders for my oral health.
    Just had my dog’s teeth cleaned last week,… and her gums, though in general good health, have a bit of redness / slight inflammation just at the gumline,… and so, today, i gently brushed her teeth and then dabbed on a bit of organic grape seed extract on the gumline. … so, of course, a small amount is also swallowed, with saliva production.

    Now,… it’s later in the day,… and she seems lethargic,… and not herself,… and like her stomach does not feel good.

    Wondering if she’s having an adverse reaction to the grape seed extract?

    I gave her some activated charcoal, just to be on the safe side, and some fluids.
    And will monitor her behavior.

    Thoughts???

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I do not know about grape seed extract but I would avoid all grape products in general. How did you give her the charcoal and how much, and the fluids? I would be careful about knee jerking to charcoal too soon just because it seems way too late to help and might cause other electrolyte imbalances if not does correctly. All you can do is wait and see how she does and possibly get a renal diagnostic blood test. I would avoid all grape products in the future though.

  80. Reply
    Zac

    My bullmastiff ate 3 grapes he’s around 60/70lbs maybe more and it’s been about 40 mins since he ate them! Will this do him any harm or anything? I’m very worried because he’s like my son! After reading this I got even more anxious! He’s had a belly rumble and drank and been for a pee but seems himself! Hopefully he won’t be hurt!

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Probably not a problem, but just keep an eye on his drinking and urination.

  81. Reply
    Chelsea

    My dog ate about a third of a jar of ‘natural’ grape jelly, with its biggest ingredient being Concord grape then sugar. About ten minutes later I gave her hydrogen peroxide to make her vomit and the vomit was mostly purple. She’s a lab mix that weighs over sixty pounds. After she puked she ate a few dog treats and took a nap. Since I made her vomit less than an hour after eating (I could see everything she had recently eaten and it wasn’t even digested), should I be worried? I know you’ve told folks to not worry too much about the jelly but she did get a lot of it before I caught it.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Good question. If you got her to vomit a lot within an hour you might be just fine. She is also a big dog and that seems like most might have gotten out of her. I would still watch her for 2-4 days for urinary problems and increased drinking. If you see any trouble bring her to you vet for a blood test.

  82. Reply
    Corey

    My puppy (5 months 35 lbs) just ate one grape. I called the vet and they said to bring him in tomorrow morning for blood work. I asked if I should induce vomit and they said no. Was that the right call?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I would not have made the dog vomit because one grape in that size dog should be fine. The blood tests will not really show anything for 2+ days so I would wait. Many vets do not recommend vomiting at home CORRECTLY due to the risks of aspiration pneumonia. I agree and for one grape the risk is not worth the reward. You did the right thing.

  83. Reply
    Worried Boxer Mom

    My husband fed our 7 month old Boxer part of an Outshine grape real fruit bar. They are made from concord grapes and the top three ingredients are grapes of some form. The bars have seeds in them which leads me to believe there are indeed real grapes in there. I am concerned if she is at risk for health issues from this. He gave her about a one inch square cube. Please advise if my concerns are valid and what to watch for our vet is closed until the morning.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Please see the blog and other answers, they have what to look for.
      I doubt there is enough grape to be toxic, but if you are concerned have her blood tested in 2-3 days for renal disease. It is too late to do anything now that will help until you test her blood.

  84. Reply
    Carrie

    My mom’s 50 lb Australian Shepherd ate an entire 15 ounce box of Raisin Bran at 9 am this morning. She took him to the vet at 1 pm and they did everything possible to induce vomiting without success. They sent her home with instructions to come back if he shows any signs of illness. What should she be on high alert for? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Please read the blog and there are some good tips there. I would be most concerned about him having renal issues like not urinating or urinating too much. Any extremes are concerns. SHe should closely monitor his fluid intake and urination to make sure it is normal. Other than that just look for lethargy, vomiting, not eating or anything else abnormal. The clinical signs of raison overdose can be very varied.

  85. Reply
    Quincy

    Hello, about six months ago my dog ingested a few grapes. I immediately took him to the vet for treatment. They induced vomiting and administered charcoal and an IV for 48 hours. He never showed any signs of poisoning. Recently, he has been drinkinkg more water and urinating more. Sometimes even in the house which he has never done befor. Could this be caused by the grapes he ate 6 months ago?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      I would have your dog’s kidney tested. It seems very unlikely that the two are related. I would expect the problem related to the grapes to have happened much sooner than 6 months. However, maybe there was some damage that has gotten worse with time. Unlikely but possible.

  86. Reply
    Claire

    My dog is is 1 year old and she ate one grape last night, and she has been more calm then normal, I am so worried and I am only 12, how do I know what to do. She weighs about 15 pounds, but tell me what’s wrong with her.

  87. Reply
    Lu

    My dog had 4 licks of a frozen Grape fruit ice pop from the brand Outside. Its real fruit. I Called the company and was advised not to feed dog the pop. Isnt there a ban until 20something.. Cant recall the year.
    Should i be worried. About the 4 licks.
    Heard Ben & Jerrys story about a dog have a several licks and 2 bites and dying… Poor pouch.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Im not sure of the brand but a few licks should not be a problem. If you are concerned have the dog checked by your vet 1-2 days after licking it.

  88. Reply
    Hallie

    I was just going to see if grape popsicles would hurt the dogs? I haven’t gave it to them yet because I was afraid it might harm them.

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Why take the risk?

  89. Reply
    Michelle

    Last night my 5 lb chihuahua ate a grape and a half. She did not vomit and seemed to be fine. Today I came home from work and there was vomit on the floor in the bathroom where she stays but it had like cotton in it so I think she may have just chewed something out of the trash can (not uncommon for her at all). She’s eating and drinking normal and wanting to play as always. Should I be concerned?

    • Reply
      Dr. Stewart

      Its too late to address the grape and the cotton is certainly a worry if she obstructs. Watch her for any changes and maybe get a blood test in 1-2 days for her kidneys.

  90. Reply
    nicole

    hell0, my family and i went out for dinner and when we came back we found out that my 10 month old shih tzu ate 2 full burger buns, then when we went downstairs there were rasins scattered everywhere and the container was chewed up. my dad said that there were few rasins left in the container, and by the looks of it ,it seemed like he didnt eat anything. he could have probally ate a few or nothing at all and was just interested in the container but we are not 100% sure. we arrived home at around 9:00pm last night and he hasnt vomited or had diarrhea. he recently peed, eatten, and drank water. he seems to be his normal self, should i be concerned?

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      Dr. Stewart

      Nothing much you can do today except watch him. I would have made him vomit yesterday but today and the next 2 days keep watching him. Encourage him to drink more water.

  91. Reply
    Alisha

    My 1 year old cat ate a grape, before I knew he had eaten a grape he puked clear liquid 3 times and was drooling alot, the third time he got sick, the grape came up. He has been excessively drinking and excessively drooling but is still eating. I’m very worried and will be calling the vet tomorrow, didn’t know if you might have any input.

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      Dr. Stewart

      Sounds like he might be ok, vomited the grape up which is good.

  92. Reply
    Chloe

    Hello, i am kinda concerned. I have always been Worrisome of my dog. He is a 5 year old Chihuahua Rat Terrier Mix. I was laying in bed just barely eating a Grape popsicle and then forgot it was Grape, I gave my dog a VERY TINY amount. i don’t know if i should be concerned or… I kinda wanted to know if he would be ok and in the Clear? Thank you!

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      Dr. Stewart

      It will be fine, I’m almost certain of it.

  93. Reply
    Steven

    Hi! My Maltese, 7 years old, ate ONE black organic seedless grape about 6 hours ago. He weighs about 15-20 pounds. He has been playful all day, and still has an appetite. What should I do?

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      Dr. Stewart

      Just watch him. Make sure he drinks a lot of water and urinates normally. Any changes in behavior or drinking should merit a vet visit.

  94. Reply
    Stacey

    Hi I have a puppy chihuahua 5 months old and he ate a grape that I accidentally dropped out of the fridge. I tried to get to him in time but no luck, I gave him charcoal to chew on and he has had a nibble. It only happened about 25 mins ago. Will he be ok? I have no peroxide what else could I give him to bring on vomiting? Many thanks

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      Dr. Stewart

      Nothing else to try to make him vomit. Sadly I can not answer questions all day or even every day but only when I have time and the clinic is slower. It is probably too late to do any treatments now, except wait for clinical signs. I suspect he will be just fine, but you need to watch his urination and read the blog for more details. Good luck.

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    Sybil Fulk

    I am watching my daughters min-pin, He is tiny. I just let him have two bites of my apple french toast, and then realized it has raisin paste in it. I am sitting here in tears, worried about him. Do you think he will be alright? I feel awful!! Thank-you.

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      Dr. Stewart

      Most likely he will be fine. If there is a lot of raisin in there then call a vet and make him vomit. He will probably be ok.

  96. Reply
    Linda

    Hi, my 2 dogs, one 7lb morkie and 1 22lb min pin got into a half loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. We weren’t sure who ate what but was told by vet over the phone to give hydrogen peroxide, they did vomit, the morkie had 1-2 raisins, the min pin had the rest of the loaf, many raisins. They must have just been eaten as they were completely whole. I brought them to the vet where they decided to keep them for a couple hours to induce more vomitting and got another 1 out of morkie and all he said was a lot of bread so who knows how many raisins out of the other. 🙁 he also gave them activated charcoal. Called me saying they were doing ok and to pick them up. Of course the morkie threw up the charcoal soon after I picked her up and the other seemed very nauseated or I’m not sure and also drank tons of water and urinated normally. I fed them normally that night, woke up around 4am to the morkie vomitting, it wasn’t much but stomach acid and she had already threw up 2-3 times before I heard her and woke up. The doc suggested to bring them in 48 hours later for a kidney panel which I will be doing but in the mean time could this just be from everything she went through yesterday that she’s sick?

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      Dr. Stewart

      Absolutely. I think the vet is correct with the treatment. There is a great drug called cerenia that we give to our vomiting dogs and charcoal dogs to help with the nausea. If she keeps vomiting you might want a shot of that in her…. but the vomiting is somewhat normal for the first 6 hours. We dont use hydrogen peroxide for just this reason, but most regular vets do not have the better drug on their shelves due to cost and rarity of usage. If she is better today, then follow the vet’s advice and check kidney values in 2-3 days. Good luck.

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