Are grapes and raisins bad for cats?

Are grapes and raisins bad for cats?

post imagepost image
post imagepost image

PetPartners, Inc. is an indirect corporate affiliate of PetPlace.com. PetPlace may be compensated when you click on or make a purchase using the links in this article.

 

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – are grapes and raisins bad for cats? My cat just licked a raison that I dropped on the floor. She didn’t eat it.

Brenda H.

Answer

Hi – thanks for your email Brenda. You wrote asking if raisin or grapes are toxic or dangerous to cats. As you may know, a few years ago – raisins and grapes were found to be toxic to dogs. Some dogs will react to this ingestion which can cause kidney failure. Other dogs can be unaffected and they are not sure why.

This problem has not been documented in cats. I don’t know why this is – if it is because cats are pickier about what they eat and therefore don’t ingest raisons and grapes as often or don’t ingest as many or it is just not documented or proven.

An article that might be interesting to you is Grape and Raisin Toxicosis

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

To read most recent questions Click here!

Click here to see the full list of Ask Dr. Debra Questions and Answers!

 

 

 

number-of-posts0 paws up

Previous / Next Article

Previous Article button

Vet Q&A

See Our Favorite Cat Nicknames List. Does Your Cat Have One?

Next Article button