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My Yorkie is about 11 lbs (I know, he's big) but he ate

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My Yorkie is about 11 lbs (I know, he's big) but he ate probably 4-5 grapes over a two day span, and this was now about 2 days ago...I am so worried, please any advice?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

Yes, raisin and grapes are bad for dogs. Dogs that have consumed large quantities of grapes have developed kidney failure. Here is a link to a site, which talks about this.

http://www.uexplore.com/health/GrapesRaisinsAndDogs.html

The ASPCA study showed that as little as .15-.32 ounces per pound could have a toxic response. You can read more on this here:

http://www.aspca.org/site/DocServer/McKnight-Tox_Brief-Feb_VT_05.pdf?docID=3782

Treatment is frequently I.V. fluids at 1 ½ times the maintenance amount and monitoring the kidney values for a few days. If your dog has not had any symptoms such as vomiting, excessive thirst and urination, diarrhea, then he may NOT have ingested a toxic amount. If he was my dog and this age, I'd go ahead and have bloodwork run on him to ensure he does not have any organ dysfunction since at 7 he would be considered elderly.

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