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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She ate half a bag of grapes while i was at work but is

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She ate half a bag of grapes while i was at work but is acting completely normal... Eating, drinking, peeing, there were grapes in her stool...
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Berkeley, 7, 70lb lab
JA: How old is Berkeley?
Customer: 7
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Berkeley?
Customer: No that's all I think
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Even if Berkeley were susceptible to grape poisoning - and this poisoning is idiosyncratic (peculiar) - most dogs can ingest grapes safely to their heart's content - it's unlikely that a 70lb dog would be intoxicated as long as that half of a bag didn't contain more than 0.55 grapes per pound of body weight or 39 grapes. Can you estimate how many grapes she might have eaten?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'd guess probably 20 grapes
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Berkeley should do nicely. Although very unlikely, watch for signs of abdominal pain (splinting of the abdomen), increased thirst and volume of urine, vomiting, diarrhea, or anorexia - all signs of renal failure due to grape toxicity. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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