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My Cairn terrier just ate one red grape dropped on the

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My Cairn terrier just ate one red grape dropped on the floor. I'm concerned about poisoning. Need to know what to do.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what your cairn terrier ate?
Customer: He picked something up from the floor. I tried to get away from him but he wouldn't let me have it. My husband had just emptied a bag of grapes outside in the trash.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cairn terrier?
Customer: He's 3 years old and in great condition. But he loves to eat. We try to be very careful with him, so he doesn't eat grapes.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Grapes are toxic to dogs but it depends on the amount consumed; 1 grape is not going to be toxic or life threatening to your dog.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is it advisable to have a tonic to counteract poisonous foods? This is the 1st time he's eaten a grape?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

In cases of ingestion of poisonous food you can induce vomiting by giving hydrogen peroxide 3% 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs body weight; can be given 2-3 times 5-10 minutes apart. Max total dose is 50 mls.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

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

Dr. Peter