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Can Cats Eat Grapes

NO. Grapes (green, red or black) are not safe for cats and may lead to a host of health hazards. Hence, it is advisable to refrain from giving them even a small amount of the fruit or any treat prepared from it like a salad, pie or jelly.

If you have a grapevine growing in your garden, ensure that your cat does not indulge in nibbling at the leaves or stems since they too may be poisonous to it.

However, grape seed oil is not said to be toxic and are often given to cats topically or added to their food for healthy skin as it is high in omega six fatty acids.

Can Cats Eat Grapes

Are grapes poisonous to cats

According to the ASPCA, this fruit is poisonous to cats, though there is not any information about the toxic substance present in it.

How are grapes bad for cats

Grapes are considered to be harmful to cats since they are said to result in kidney failure in a few hours after consumption. Though this might not happen in every cat, it is still safe to keep them out of the fruit’s reach for safety purposes. Studies reveal that cats with kidney ailments or susceptible to it are at a higher risk of having renal problems after having grapes, even in limited quantities.

Grapes toxicity in cats

If your cat has eaten grapes and is unable to digest it, then it might vomit within hours of ingestion as well as display other symptoms like lethargy, diarrhea, reduced urination, lessened, appetite, pain in the abdomen and weakness.

In case of poisoning either contact the veterinarian at once or get in touch with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Helpline at (1-888-426-4435).

Published on November 10th 2017 by under . Article was last reviewed on 20th November 2017.