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Thanks for your question regarding your boy Bruce. How long ago did Bruce eat these grapes?
Hi again,Thanks for that. As you may already know, grapes and raisins are both toxic to dogs and can cause acute kidney failure. A half cup of grapes is certainly enough to have a toxic effect on a 60lb dog, so you really do need to get Bruce seen by your local ER vet immediately. Here they can easily induce vomiting with a drug called apomorphine. If most or all of the grapes appear to come up, then Bruce should be fine. If Bruce doesn't vomit these up however, then the vet team will need to monitor him overnight, start him on IV fluids and given activated charcoal to absorb the toxin in his GI tract.
If for some reason you can't get Bruce seen immediately, you may need to induce vomiting from home. There are several ways to induce vomiting, however 3% hydrogen peroxide is the most effective. As it has been less than half an hour - he will likely vomit this up pretty easily. You can read about how to induce vomiting in dogs online here:http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-induce-vomiting-emesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
As above - the best next step here is to get Bruce to your local ER vet so they can induce vomiting and potentially monitor him overnight. I hope all of the above makes sense? If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks! I hope to work with you again soon!Kind Regards,Dr EPS: If you have additional questions after you rate the question, you are welcome to request me for additional conversations if I am on-line or by beginning your question "Dr. E..." or "Pet-doc..." and others will leave the questions for me.
Let me know if you need any further assistance with your boy?
Hopefully you have got your boy to your local ER now, or have induced vomiting yourself.
I will be online for another 10 - 15 minutes if you have any further questions.
How did you get on with Bruce overnight? Did his symptoms settle, or did you get him seen by your local ER vet?
It would be great to get an update when you get a moment,