help, urgent, ddog has eaten a raisin

(18 Posts)
ancientbuchanan Fri 14-Mar-14 21:32:12

5 mins ago. Jrt, 1 raisin.

What do we do?

I had never known about this toxicity until our vet told us, and all our previous hounds have hoovered up fruitcake happily, so I am inexperienced.

Advice, please...

D dog has refused a drink..

hmc Fri 14-Mar-14 22:38:02

You have nothing to worry about with 1 raisin

1 raisin? Do not worry. 1 raisin will not affect the dog in any way whatsoever!

You answered your own question. Your previous hounds hovered up fruitcake happily. And survived I presume?

A dog needs to eat a certain percentage of raisins / grapes in relation to bodyweight (don't know values, can be googled) before it is a problem.

Honestly, don' t worry

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:48:24

one raisin wont harm. dont worry.....my cav once ate pounds of chocolate he was given by a friends dad who worked in a choc factory....
that was a very messy night...

ancientbuchanan Sat 15-Mar-14 18:47:26

Thanks for all of that, the US websites had been scary.

Aked Sat 15-Mar-14 19:25:10

Unlike chocolate, there isn't a known ratio of dog:grape/raisin that is toxic. Some only need a small handful, some can hoover up a load and never be ill.

Having said that, I am a VN, and if my dog ate one raisin, I wouldn't be worrying. I think you would be VERY unlucky for it to cause any problems.

Twooter Sat 15-Mar-14 22:05:25

Yep, asked has it right. No one knows what in raisins causes problems - whether certain grapes carry a toxin, or whether certain dogs are just extremely susceptible. 1 raisin is extremely unlikely to cause any problems.

TheReluctantCountess Sat 15-Mar-14 22:17:25

Does that mean they shouldn't eat grapes either?

Dogs should not have grapes either. Although if the dog did snaffle just one or two grapes that wouldn't be a problem IME.

mrsjay Sun 16-Mar-14 00:40:34

I nearly phoned the vet when my dog scoffed a grape last year blush he was fine your dog will be fine I think they need to eat loads for it to affect them

ancientbuchanan Sun 16-Mar-14 22:08:41

He's fine. But we are all taking extra care.

On grapes, when we used to live in the Mediterranean, the dogs would scavenge grapes if nothing else was available, off the vines or where they had dropped in the street. So it's obv quite complex.

The US sites are bizarre, eg ratios of 0.3 but terrifyingly small amounts.

So thanks all. Ddog lives to bark another day.

Capitola Sun 16-Mar-14 22:12:12

One raisin! I wouldn't worry grin

My mil's small jrt ate an entire bunch of grapes recently and a large chocolate cake with no ill effects. (He is a minx)

Hmmkay Sun 16-Mar-14 22:39:41

Our (at the time) 5 month puppy managed to get what I thought was about 10 chocolate raisins couple of months ago and I had to take her to the emergency vet for induced vomiting as she is a small breed and was so young. When she was sick there was actually about 20 and the vet said there was definitely a chance that could have killed her if we didn't take her in.

But I wouldn't worry about 1 raisin though. She said most vets decide whether to bring them in based on the dogs size/weight and the amount they have eaten.

Interestedly she told me that raisins are the worst for dogs and grapes are not good but not as bad as raisins as they are less condensed. And that with chocolate, dark chocolate is the worst and in a small size dog if they had the equivalent of a Freddo frog of dark chocolate they would suggest you bringing them in.

But no, I wouldn't worry about 1 raisin smile

MrRected Sun 16-Mar-14 22:41:02

One raisin? I really, really wouldn't worry.

recall Sun 16-Mar-14 22:47:37

My gorgeous dog Bracken sadly died from eating sultanas BUT she manage to steal and eat most of a 1kg bag.

I'm certain that your dog will be fine having had just the one, before it was common knowledge about the dangers of dogs eating sultanas, I used to give them sultanas as treats and they were fine. I think they have to have a lot to be ill.

MrRected Mon 17-Mar-14 05:26:07

Recall - that is so sad. I am so sorry that you lost your lovely dog.

Twooter Mon 17-Mar-14 06:14:43

1 grape could cause problems, but you'd have to be extremely unlucky.

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