“Some people put grapes in their fruit salad, or they’ll use artificial sweeteners – things like that- those are extremely toxic to dogs. So, um, grapes contain a compound that can cause kidney failure in dogs, and it can take as little as one grape for a small dog that can result in kidney failure.”
7.Can my dog eat nuts?
Dr. Spivey says, “Most nuts are okay. Macadamia nuts can cause problems, they are toxic, and some GI irritation, but nuts again are high in fat, and avoiding those high-fat foods is important.”
However, take caution when feeding dogs nuts, such as pecans and acorns. She says they tend to become lodged in their small intestine.
Dr Spivey reminds pet parents and their guests to stay cognizant, ‘so they’re spending time with family rather than here with us.’
She enunciates that Black Friday is an all-hands-on-deck day, and they’re prepared. University Veterinarian Hospital is open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.