The Most Poisonous Fruit For Dogs

Every responsible pet owner has to ask themselves
some form of the question, “What are the different ways I could possibly poison my furry friend?” It’s disturbing to think about, but also crucial
to avoid tragic accidents. If you have, for example, a dog that you want
to keep alive, you’ve got to make sure it doesn’t chow down on human foods that its
body can’t handle. One of the most well-known toxic treats is
chocolate, whose caffeine and theobromine are potentially fatal to canines. But even something healthy-sounding like fruit
could lead to your dog’s death. As natural-born carnivores, dogs have no dietary
need for fruit. The occasional fruit is okay in some cases,
but there are certain fruits that are altogether deadly. For instance, cherries contain cyanide, which
can inhibit a dog’s breathing. In fact, cyanide can be a hidden hazard even
in fruits that are generally considered safe for dogs, such as peaches, pears, and mangoes. While the fruit itself doesn’t pose a threat
in these three cases, the seeds and pits contain cyanide and thus should be completely removed. Avocados are another no-no, as they’re packed
with persin, a toxin which induces vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. While no toxic fruit belongs in a dog’s mouth,
the American Kennel Club makes a point of saying that grapes are one fruit dogs should
absolutely never eat. Grapes, and their wrinkly counterparts, raisins,
appear to be extremely toxic and may cause kidney failure in dogs regardless of breed
or age. “You don’t want to wait to eat your raisins?” “No!” “Why not?” “Because they’ll turn into a grapes.” “I’m not sure that’s the way it works.” “Yes.” But exactly why these toxic reactions occur
is unclear. Further complicating matters is the fact that
grapes affect individual dogs in dramatically different ways. A 2016 study in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary
Science notes that some dogs become ill after consuming just a handful of grapes while others
seem unfazed after eating a whole kilogram. Moreover, scones, mince pies, fruit cakes,
and other baked goods that contain grape products can also poison your furry friend. Even the residue from grape pressing can do
serious harm. A physician at Greenbrier Emergency Animal
Hospital observed that some dogs that initially seem immune to grape toxicity have later become
ill after eating grapes or raisins in future instances. So even if your pet appears to have an iron
stomach at first, that tolerance might have an unknown expiration date. Regardless of how many grapes your dog eats,
it’s crucial that they receive medical treatment within the first 72 hours, according to veterinarian
Renee Very. In 2007, Very saved the life of a 16-pound
border terrier named Casey that ate a one-and-a-half-ounce box of raisins. Despite being rushed to the vet within 18
hours of downing the raisins, Casey was already experiencing acute renal failure. She needed two days and two nights of emergency
care. Five days after the incident, she still hadn’t
fully recovered. Between 2003 and 2004, the ASPCA Animal Poison
Control Center received 140 calls from people whose dogs consumed grapes or raisins. Fifty of them fell ill, and seven died. In 2016, the center received 3,722 calls related
to grape or raisin consumption. Based on the data from that year, the ASPCA
determined that human foods such as grapes were the third most common toxins consumed
by dogs. While not every dog reacts the same way to
consuming this particular fruit, PetMD provides a list of symptoms that may indicate grape
or raisin poisoning. They include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal
pain, loss of appetite, seizures, weakness, trembling, a lack of urination, mouth ulcers,
and bad breath. Time is of the essence, so it’s important
to contact a professional immediately if something seems awry. A veterinarian might recommend that you induce
vomiting, but if your dog seems unable to breath or exhibits symptoms of shock, then
inducing vomiting isn’t a good idea. In general, the best way to protect your furry
friend is to feed it foods specifically designed for canine consumption. So no matter how much your pooches try to
guilt you with their adorable puppy-dog eyes, resist the temptation to feed them chocolate-covered
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52 thoughts on “The Most Poisonous Fruit For Dogs

  1. Real simple: feed dog food and occasionally some raw meat ? (of quality) for gut health.
    Natural Born Carnivores! Think about what your dog would eat if it were wild, lots and lots of meat.

  2. Way back in the late 80's people didn't know much about chocolate or other poisons. Well a dozen chocolate donuts killed my Labrador =( We didn't even know that was the culprit for a while. Still makes me sad,

  3. I have known several people who regularly gave their dogs apples. The dogs loved the apples, and they appeared to do the dogs no harm.

  4. When I was a kid, we had a yellow lab that loved grapes and could eat cherries and spit out the pits… she died of colon cancer when she was nine. If only we’d had the Internet back then.

  5. THANKS for the upload @Grunge!
    Extremely important info for all animal owner's an the general public as well!

    Its always a great to see puppies/dogs being adorable!
    This is honestly my favorite video of yours, it's informative and uplifting!
    Okay….I'll shut up now!!

  6. I had a puppy that found a pup from a sago palm and gnawed on it. They are highly toxic and killed her after $1000 in vet bills.

  7. We gave my pup grapes growing up..he'd peel the skin off first and then eat them..he never got sick from it and lived a very long, healthy life??‍♀️

  8. I have an app called "What Dogs Can Eat". Blue berries and strawberries are ok-in small amts. The red zone is a no-no; the yellow zone is iffy, and the green zone is probably ok. I limited my Border Collies' treats to those geared to dogs and they never had chocolate. One lady gave her grandpuppy Aussie chocolate chip cookies. Buster only lived to be 8. Our JackBNimble lived to be 15.8 yrs.and his mother Tess 16.2 yrs.

  9. “If you have for example a dog you want to keep alive”. Ummm… I’m sure everyone wants to keep their dog alive ??

  10. I give my fur baby dog food both wet and dry though she prefers the wet kind. I do give her treats which if I allowed her too she would eat those and nothing else. But, a lot of the time she wants whatever I have to eat. She’s about to be 11 and I would simply go nuts without her.

  11. I've had Chow Chows for over thirty years and they have always been fed home made dog food which they have thrived on. They have all lived long healthy lives , and lived to be much older than the normal life expectancy for chows. We make them a cooked stew using good quality human beef mince or chicken meat from a butcher who sells fresh organic meats that don't contain preservatives or any other harmful additives . We also add a variety of other ingredients at different times to make their meals more interesting . We add things like peas , carrots , macaroni elbows , potatoes or rice, a diced onion , a spoonful of diced garlic, a touch of worcestershire sauce and occasionally sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over the top after it has been put into their bowls. Some have liked apples, others a raw carrot and occassionally they've had a bit of chocolate when it was in the house. They have never had any sort of reactions to any of these foods other than looking forward to and loving the meals they get. I suspect animals are much like people when it comes to having life threatening or allergic reactions to particular foods. I would also worry more about small dog breeds being harmed by certain foods because they tend to be more fragile. I love our furry family dearly and would never want to harm them. I no longer believe everything that vets say or recommend . I nearly lost one of my chows after she had being given her first vaccination. I would have lost her if I hadn't thought to give her 2 low dose antihistamine tablets to reverse and stop the life threatening reaction. She would have died before I would have been able to return to the vet's clinic. If you do your research carefully you will probably find more dogs and cats have died or been harmed by vet medications and pet food companies products than those who have been given homemade food and natural non toxic pet medications. I read all ingredient labels carefully especially when it comes to my Himalayan cats. Cats can't be given the same type of medications as dogs. Aspirin and antihistamines would likely kill a cat. Some vets and pet food companies are more interested in money than the welfare of the animals. It costs us more to feed our dogs homemade meals rather than canned dog food. Our animal companions are cherished family members that we would be lost without.

  12. I’ve got cherry trees and grapevines on my property. My 14-year-old Drahthaar AKA German Wirehair Pointer gorges himself constantly on both fruits year after year starting before ripe until out of season. He takes the fruit right off the trees and vines. He also helps himself to pears, plums, tomatoes, pole beans, zucchini, and crookneck squash. The only thing in the garden he does not enjoy are the hot peppers. He does like the bell peppers though.

  13. Earlier this year, my boy got into some trail mix with raisins. I had to rush him to the vet right away where they induced vomiting, pumped charcoal into him to absorb any toxins, gave him fluids for a few hours, and then had to go back for the next three days for 8 hours each day for fluids to flush his system. He's fine now, thankfully, but it cost me $800 and was scary as hell. Be really, really careful, everybody. Oh, and watch out for the artificial sweetener xylitol in sugarless gum and snacks; that stuff can and will kill your dog painfully. Keep your doggies safe, y'all!

  14. There was an article I read, I can’t remember the name but I’m sure you can google the topic to find it, explaining grapes haven’t always been toxic to dogs, that this a fairly recent occurrence and may have to do with the fluoridation of water and it’s chemical reaction in the fruit.

  15. You know what’s another toxic food for dogs? Almost all commercial dog foods. They should be eating a primarily meat based protein diet with a few vegetable fruits snd grasses for vitamin and dietary needs. Most dog food are anything but that, and even the better ones often have additives, fillers and preservatives that make dogs sick over time.

  16. You know why people shouldn't believe a dam word you say because my German shepherd loves grapes. You people just make shit

  17. Before the chocolate brouhaha my Dobermans ate chocolate all their lives and nothing ever happened to them, now I’m afraid to give to my dogs.

  18. Give dog hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, for grapes, raisins chocolate and any other toxic things they may get into,,,,,,,, fruit is not good for dogs seeds have cyanide and other toxic chemicals.

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