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My dog ate one raisin, should I be worried?

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My dog ate one raisin, should I be worried?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrRalston replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a Veterinarian and will help you right away!

Good news, one raisin will not be toxic to Flint.

It seems that unlike chocolate, antifreeze, xylitol toxicity, raisin toxicity is only when there is a VERY large amount ingested or ingestion over a long period of time.

The ASPCA Poison Control Center indicates that raisins and grapes may be toxic to some dogs. The ASPCA Poison Control Center managed 140 cases of raisin or grape toxicity in the last year. Over 50 of these dogs developed symptoms ranging from vomiting to kidney failure, and 7 of these dogs died. The toxic principal causing these symptoms has yet to be identified. One specific case involved a 2 year old Australian shepherd that ingested 1 cup of raisins. The dog developed acute renal failure a few days later and died. But that was one WHOLE cup of raisins.

IF there were toxicity present first signs would likely include:
  • vomitting
  • lethargy
  • urinating frequently OR complete lack of urination
  • inappeitite

Again, one raisin for a Corgi will DEFINITELY not be a problem.


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