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What is Raisins Poisoning?

If your dog eats any amount of grapes or raisins, take him to the veterinarian or animal hospital immediately. However, if it has only been a few minutes since your dog ate the raisins, and you cannot get to a hospital right away, you should induce vomiting. A solution of one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide per five pounds of your dog’s weight should produce vomiting within 10 to 15 minutes. It that does not work, you can try it one more time with the same amount of peroxide. Do not repeat this step more than three times in 30 minutes. If your dog still has not vomited, you need to get him to a medical professional right away. It is a life-threatening emergency and needs immediate treatment.

Your dog will develop gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting in the first few hours of consumption, and within one to three days, signs of kidney failure will be obvious if your dog is not treated. These signs include loss of appetite, abdominal tenderness, fluid retention, tremors, extreme weakness, excessive thirst, and energy loss. This can affect dogs of any breed, gender, age, or size. If your dog has eaten any amount of raisins or grapes, you should go to a veterinarian or animal hospital immediately, even if you do not see any symptoms. Failure to do so can quickly lead to kidney failure, and can even be fatal.

Raisin poisoning in dogs is a serious disorder and can possibly result in acute renal (kidney) failure and death. Although the way in which raisins are toxic to dogs is still considered to be unknown, there are several theories, such as mycotoxin (a toxic mold or fungus), metabolic disturbance, or an idiosyncratic reaction (rare).

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Symptoms of Raisins Poisoning in Dogs

The immediate symptom of raisin or grape toxicity is vomiting, which usually happens within the first few hours. Your dog may seem better after that for about 24 to 48 hours, and then become increasingly ill from kidney failure. Symptoms of raisin or grape poisoning and kidney failure are:

Raisin or Grape Poisoning

  • Dehydration (dry nose, pale gums)
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

 Kidney Failure

  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Bad breath
  • Breathing trouble
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of urination
  • Lethargic

Causes of Raisins Poisoning in Dogs

The cause of raisin poisoning is the consumption of a toxic amount of raisins or grapes. The amount that is toxic to your dog depends on weight. The toxic dosage of raisins is determined by the formula 11-30 grapes per kilogram (0.18 to 0.48 ounces per pound) and 32 grams of grapes per kilogram of body weight (0.5 ounces per pound) for grapes. The best thing to do is not feed your dog raisins or grapes at all and keep them out of reach at all times.

Diagnosis of Raisins Poisoning in Dogs

The veterinarian will first stabilize your dog. He will try to induce vomiting with apomorphine, and perform a gastric lavage, which is done by washing out your dog’s stomach with a sterile solution through a tube in his throat. Activated charcoal will also sometimes be used to absorb any toxins that are left in your dog’s stomach. There is no definitive test for raisin or grape poisoning, but your veterinarian may be able to find evidence of grapes or raisins undigested in your dog’s mouth or throat. A complete physical examination will be done which includes body temperature, heart rate, respirations, weight, height, and reflexes. The veterinarian will palpate the abdomen to determine inflammation of the kidneys or stomach. A complete blood count (CBC) will be done as well as blood biochemistry analysis, blood gas assay, and urinalysis will be done. The veterinarian will get some images with x-rays of the abdomen to determine the amount of kidney damage your dog has.

Treatment of Raisins Poisoning in Dogs

After gastric lavage and charcoal treatment, the veterinarian will want to hospitalize your dog for IV fluids and observation for about 48 hours to prevent kidney failure. If your dog is not producing urine, dialysis will be used to remove waste and water from the blood to support the kidneys. Blood chemistry values, including renal enzymes, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium levels should be monitored for 72 hours. Medications such as furosemide, dopamine, or mannitol can be used in anuric renal failure. Hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis may be of benefit if available. Basic supportive care and monitoring during hospitalization are important.

Recovery of Raisins Poisoning in Dogs

Prognosis depends on many factors. The condition of your dog when arriving, the success of decontamination. The progression of clinical signs can help determinethe outcome. Prognosis is favorable if the kidneys remain intact and supportivecare is given right away. If your dog is not urinating, the prognosis is poor. The prognosis is guarded in any dog developing symptoms of toxicosis.

Raisins Poisoning Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Roxy
German Sheppard mix
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

moving very slowly
diarrhea with blood

My dog has eaten raisins that were in some left overs that my mother in law gave her! Now my dog is sick and I cannot afford to take her to the vet! What can I do at home that will help her? She is almost 12 yrs old and she weighs about 125 lbs

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Roxy has diarrhoea, the timeline from ingestion has past the time of gastric lavage and charcoal treatment; as time goes by dogs potentially will suffer from kidney failure one to two days without treatment. Unfortunately once a few hours after ingestion has passed there aren’t any at home treatments available (within two hours of ingestion vomiting can be induced using hydrogen peroxide); please take Roxy to your Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian immediately regardless of cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

so my friends dog got into a box of raisins and the vets closed what can they do? dogs been vomiting
stiff and isnt moving much

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Bently
Chihuahua Terrier mix
1 Year
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I didnt know grapes were toxic to dogs and so i let my dog eat half of one. I later researched and found out they were. My vets office is closed at the moment and i didnt have any hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. However a few hours later he threw up and the half of grape was there. Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst grape ingestion is worrying, it is a good sign that the grape was brought up with the vomit but it still may have digested slightly and there still may be some toxins present; whilst it shouldn’t cause a problem, each dog is individually sensitive to grape poisoning and with Bentley being small, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian when they open and if you have activated charcoal administer it. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

This morning he went to the restroom and it took him a while to pee however his stool is solid and he has been eating like normal.

What if the dog is not showing any symptoms 4 days after ingesting grapes, is he in the clear?

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Cali
Mix
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Our dog ate a grape last night around 9:30pm and I didn’t think anything of it at the time. At midnight, she wanted to go out to pee (which she usually makes it through the night) so I thought that was odd and wondered if she ate something that didn’t sit well. That’s when I found grapes online were toxic. Around 1am I had her at the vet and they didn’t induce vomiting because they said it was too late. They did check her kidney levels, creatine at 1.3 and BUN at 23. We decided to try a subcutaneous fluid injection and come back to check her levels in the morning. Here levels at 10am we’re 1.7 for creatine and 31 for BUN. We left her with the vet for IV fluids for 24hrs and then we’ll recheck her levels. She acting, eating drinking fine. Peeing more than usual, maybe die to subcutaneous fluid last night? My concern is by waiting until the morning to recheck could I have caused her irreversible kidney damage? Also, if her levels do go down, does that mean we’re clear or could she still have kidney problems? Anything else we need to consider?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Generally if vomiting is to be induced, it is best done within an hour or two, three and a half hours later would have just put Cali through unnecessary stress. It is difficult to say how Cali will respond to fluid therapy, it is just a case of waiting it out; responses vary where some dogs have problems with one grape whilst others eat multiple grapes with no incident. Creatinine levels at 1.7mg/dL is at the high end of normal (reference: 0.5-1.7mg/dL) and BUN at 31mg/dL is above reference range (reference: 5-28mg/dL); fluid therapy and regular monitoring of kidney function is all you can do at this time, if the kidney values decrease and stay low you would be in the clear. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lady
Alaskan Husky
10 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

Hello my 10 week old pup got into raisins I have her the recommended dose of peroxide and she vomited what looked like the raisins and some dog food. She has been acting pretty normal however I am still concerned

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Raisins poisoning doesn’t develop symptoms immediately, unless there is gastrointestinal irritation; instead the toxins in the raisins cause damage to the kidneys and symptoms develop over a few days. After inducing vomiting it is important to give activated charcoal to help absorb any remaining toxin from the stomach; you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side and Lady can receive supportive care - hydration is important. Blood tests for kidney function should be taken after 72 hours to monitor if there is an increase in values. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ducky
Labrador Retriever
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

One of our dogs who is a Lab mix and around 52 pounds was accidently fed a slice of raisin bread. I was told it wasn't a lot but we are still worried. We tried inducing vomiting by giving her hydrogen peroxide. Since shes 52 pounds we gave her 5 mls of hydrogen peroxide in half of a bottle of water. I'm hoping that was the correct amount. We waited for 15 minutes then attempted to try again but she wouldn't drink it. So we even gave her a car ride. She usually gets carsick. But so far she hasn't. My mother said she looks like she wants to but isn't letting herself. We don't have money for the vet so I just wanted to see what would you recommend? The raisin bread was the bud of the loaf and wasnt many but still had Raisins.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Raisins are difficult, as some dogs aren't sensitive to them, and other dogs are, and you never know until it is too late. So we try to treat to make sure they are okay. Ducky should be seen by a veterinarian to be evaluated and given supportive care to prevent her from suffering kidney damage. Some clinics offer a 'free first exam', that you might be able to take advantage of, and most clinics offer Care Credit to finance unexpected emergencies. I hope that Ducky is okay.

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Hunter
Siberian Husky
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Ate 3oz raisins
Induced vomiting

I have two dogs. The Siberian got into 3oz of raisins today. I took him to the vet they induced vomiting in both dogs. Only the Siberian had raisins. They weighed the vomit but of course cannot be 100 percent sure they are all vomited out. He is staying at the vet overnight and has been prescibed 4 liters of IV fluids overnight. Must this be done around the clock for 48 hours? The vet said he would let us know in the morning what he though. He is vet emergency hospital, the doctor who wants 48 hours of IV is the regular vet. Can he just do the overnight treatment?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The bad part about raisin ingestion is that not all dogs are sensitive, but some are, and you can't know which dogs are going to be sensitive until it is too late and they are in kidney failure. 48 hours of IV fluids is ideal, with kidney value rechecks before and after fluids, to ensure that kidney function is supported, and confirmed. You did the right thing taking them both in. I hope that they are both okay.

Hello Dr.
My dog just ate oen of my kids probiotics!!! What should I spect ? :(

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Pepper
German Shepherd
4 Years
Serious condition
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no symptoms

My three dogs split a 6pack of cinnamon raisin English muffins. I took them to the vet within half an hour and the vet induced vomiting for them. They only found traces of raisins in one of the dogs vomit but got kibble up from all of the dogs (which was eaten prior to the English muffins). The vet said to take them home and try to find the other muffins not found in their vomit. I cannot find them in the house which leads me to believe they ate them all. What should I do? Should they go back to the vet?

Dog 1:80lbs Great Dane/boxer/Sheppard mix (4yo)
Dog 2: 85lbs boxer (7yo)
Dog 3: 15lbs Boston terrier (3yo)

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The toxic dose for raisins is around 0.2-0.5oz/lb meaning that dog 1 and 2 would need to consume between 1-2.5lb of raisins, dog 3 would need to consume between 3-7.5oz of raisins; lower quantities would result in illness. Symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, loss of appetite and may lead to kidney failure; usually symptoms present after six hours. If the muffins weren’t found in the vomit, they probably weren’t consumed. If you have any doubts return to your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Dr. Turner, I think there is a typo in your response, which may lead pet owners to underestimate the toxicity of raisins and grapes in dogs. You indicate that the 80 pound dogs would need to consume between "1-2.5 pounds of raisins" to be toxic, which is untrue. Most veterinary toxicologists now indicate that even a couple of raisins could potentially be toxic to a large dog if they are sensitive.
Anna Pesillo-Crosby, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC

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Koda
Siberian Husky
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Yesterday, my 2month old puppy ate about 3 raisins, then vomited them up 30 minutes afterwards. I had forgotten that they were poisonous and didn't think much of it until now. He hasn't showed any signs of being sick, except for throwing up. I don't know of any emergency clinics.. and I don't know if he was effected or not. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Koda vomited up all the raisins within 30 minutes, I wouldn’t be too concerned; it is possible that Koda may be a little sick from the vomiting, however just keep an eye out and monitor for any other symptoms. If you suspect that Koda ate more than three raisins but didn’t vomit them back up you should visit a Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Louie
Labrador Retriever
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My 3 year old 90 lbs lab got to a oatmeal raison cookie I had left on my kitchen counter a few days ago and I didnt think anything of it at the time since it was only a little piece (like maybe a third of the cookie) and he didn't act any differently from normal, but now his breath smells horrid and I don't know if it was from the butcher's bone I got him 2 weeks ago or the raisons he got to.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ingestion of small amounts of raisins may lead to kidney failure which could cause halitosis; given the halitosis and the recent consumption of raisins, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination and blood test to check kidney function. Raisin poisoning affects each dog differently, but even a small amount may be enough to cause kidney failure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/raisins/

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Coco
Yorkie
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

Medication Used

none

My coco ate approx.3 grapes it has been 9 hours since she has eaten them she's showing no signs of poisoning such as vomiting and diarrhea if she has gone the long should I even be concerned

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are varying different reports of the number of grapes required to poison a dog ranging from one grape per pound body weight to one grape per five pounds body weight; realistically there is no set number of grapes that would poison a dog or a safe quantity to give. Symptoms of grape poisoning may take between six and twenty four hours to present so Coco isn’t out of the woods yet; I would strongly recommend you visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side as acute kidney failure may occur. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog ate 2 raisins and has not shown any symptoms after almost 10 hours

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Bean
Chihuahua/ Miniature Pinscher
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dry Nose
Bloated Abdomen

I gave my small dog (I'd say he weighs about 20lbs.) about 6-8 yogurt covered raisins over the last three hours.

I gave them to him around 10:30 PM, and then a few more around 1:30 AM.

He seems fine, is acting normal, but his tummy is a little bloated with gas. I massaged his tummy, and it doesn't seem irritated. In fact after I massaged it his tummy deflated a little. His nose is dry, but his gums are pink and red like usual.

I'm just afraid something will happen and I wanna know if it's something I should be worried about, or if he will be okay as long as I don't give him any more. Although he seems fine, It's just concerning seeing so many posts about raisins killing dogs.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bean is quite small and will be at risk of raisins poisoning; just a few raisins can be enough to cause death in a small dog. If you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide and administer some activated charcoal it would be best before visiting an Emergency Veterinarian (if you don’t have hydrogen peroxide and activated charcoal just go straight to the Emergency Veterinarian) . The symptoms of poisoning may take as long as a day to show; early treatment with gastric lavage and other supportive treatment would give the best result. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 10lb dog got into about a quarter pound bag of raisins and ate rpuggly half the bag. We left home around 745 and got back at 1140 ish. I gave him peroxide to throw up and he threw up a lot. Should i give him more to make sure its all out? All vets are closed. Will he be fine over night?

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Jasmine
Shih Tzu
4 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Lethargy, thirsty

Hi,my puppy is a 4.5 month old sshih tzu/maltese mix who is about5 pounds. She doesn't weigh much. sshe has eaten 5 raisiins. Ive triedto induce vomiting using peroxide. She hasn't as of yet. What shouldI do ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Raisins poisoning varies since some raisins are more poisonous than others, if you were unable to induce vomiting you should try to give some activated charcoal; but given her size and age I would highly recommend visiting your Veterinarian regardless of cost to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shade
Pit bull
11 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

not as active
Bloating

A day ago my dog had gotten a hold of a small plastic Zip-lock and it had contained Raisins, Cranberries, and Chocolate, i wasn't there with her for the first 24 hours, but when i got back (today) she didn't seem as active and the area where her rib cage is, is bloated, i haven't seen any other symptoms, i want to take her to a vet but i don't have the money to afford it, is there anything i can do at home to help her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is not an at home treatment for everything and Shade got into chocolate and raisins which are both toxic to dogs; you should have Shade checked out by your Veterinarian regardless of cost (and it would be irresponsible for me to suggest otherwise). Raisins poisoning can cause kidney failure and shade should be monitored for kidney function as well as receiving fluid therapy and supportive care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sinus
Pointer beagle
15 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Raisin

My 56 pound pooch managed to eat a raisin I dropped before I could get it. Within 20 minutes he threw it up unassisted along with the rest of his stomach contents. After I cleaned him up he seems fine. I gave him new food and water. Should I be concerned that he is at risk given I found the entire raisin intact in his vomit ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I wouldn’t be concerned about a single raisin in a 56lb dog especially if he vomited it back up again, just make sure that he is eating and drinking and otherwise in good spirits. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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chloe
Labrador Retriever
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

tired

Hello,
My 75 pound lab ate about 7-8 raisins last night- she seems fine- she also had nuts so not all raisins- she has a good appetite-what do you recommend? SHe has eaten twice and she is going to the bathroom and urinating as usual -

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Raisins, as with any natural product, vary in toxicity from raisin to raisin; a dog's tolerance can vary from dog to dog, it is therefore important to visit your Veterinarian to check Chloe over as symptoms of raisins may take as long as 24 hours to appear. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zatch
Min Pin Mix
2.5 years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

none

I have two dogs that got into a bag of chocolate covered raisins, not sure if it was both or if it was just one of them. This was around 30-36 hours ago. So far there has been no symptoms, both have their normal attitude and energy levels. I think that it was only about 3 oz of raisins. At this point should there still be worry for kidney failure if there has been no symptoms as of yet? One of the dogs is 20 pounds and the other is around 25 pounds.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In this situation, I would recommend that you take both of your dogs into your Veterinarian for an examination as raisins poisoning has a delayed onset of symptoms and can cause acute kidney failure so you should visit your Veterinarian for a blood test to check their kidneys to be on the safe side to see if any values are elevated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Socrates
schnauzer
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My dog (approx. 27lbs.) ate a small piece of a cinnamon raisin bagel 2 days ago (Thursday) night. He started having diarrhea later that night. He still is drinking water and will eat boiled chicken and eggs, sometimes with a little bit of pumpkin. He is still urinating, but his stool has been runny for 2 days. Should we have him fast for 12 hours? We did buy a bottle of anti-diarrhea liquid (well & good brand) that we have given him 2 doses of, but when he does go, even if only a little, it is still liquid. It's the weekend and the vet is closed. He is not showing any other signs besides the diarrhea.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit your Veterinarian as raisins (even in small amounts) may cause kidney failure in dogs; vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive thirst and lethargy are other symptoms. I would advise you visit your Veterinarian for an examination and blood test to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/raisins/

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Cleo
English Bulldog
1.5 yrs
Fair condition
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My 56 lb English bulldog ate approx 6 grapes. I induced vomiting within 15 minutes of her eating them using peroxide and she vomited twice a substantial amount with the grapes. Should I do more for her or do you think she’s okay?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems like inducing vomiting managed to get everything up before it could be digested, the only thing I would add is to give activated charcoal and to ensure that Cleo is well hydrated. Keep an eye on Cleo for any other symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, urinary changes among other unusual symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/toxicology/food-hazards/raisins-and-grapes

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