Grape Eating

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beckerhead
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Grape Eating

Postby beckerhead » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:03 am

I have grape vines in my back yard, and while I'm not sure about my PB's, I know that for the past 5 years my Basset has eaten literal pounds of fallen grapes, and is wonderfully healthy. What gives? I mean if it was only a couple of stray grapes, or just once or twice, but probably 2 lbs. a year for 5 years. By what I've read here in the "don't feed" sticky he should be dead, or horribly ill, but is perfectly fine. :huh?:

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Postby Patch O' Pits » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:15 am

Not all dogs react the same way to all substances and foods. It is potentially life threatening to some and I'm sure the amount comsumed at one setting also plays a factor

I don't know if that helps you any or not

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Postby beckerhead » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:37 am

Thanks, I just hit a few vet/animal health sites, and they all say that even less than 1 lb. is pretty much deadly, even with treatment most times. Holy crap! Toby is a total horse. Now I have to prune back all my vines I guess, heck they have been the summertime shade maker for my dogs for all these years. The info said type of grape doesn't matter, but these are wild muscadine grapes, not a man made cultivar, or hybrid if that matters.

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Postby mareta » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:08 pm

The dog that i grew up with used to eat grapes (before we found out the dangers of raisins/grapes). We even had a game out of it....bowling for grapes. She was healthy, until the age of 13 when her kidney's have out. Did the grapes play a major role? That's a tough debate, however my parents, my sister and myself do not feed grapes to our dogs.


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