No, dogs should not eat grapes or raisins as they can be toxic and cause kidney failure.
Grapes and raisins are highly toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. The exact substance in grapes that is toxic to dogs is not yet known, and not all dogs will be affected in the same way. However, even a small amount of grapes or raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, which can be life-threatening.
Symptoms of grape or raisin toxicity in dogs can include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, abdominal pain, dehydration, and decreased urine output. If you suspect that your dog has eaten grapes or raisins, it’s important to seek veterinary attention immediately. The veterinarian may induce vomiting or perform other treatments to prevent the absorption of the toxic substance, and provide supportive care such as intravenous fluids and monitoring of kidney function.
To prevent accidental ingestion, it’s best to keep grapes and raisins away from your dog at all times. This includes being mindful of foods that may contain grapes or raisins, such as certain types of trail mix, baked goods, and some brands of peanut butter. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and avoid feeding any human food to your dog unless you have specifically confirmed that it is safe for them to eat.