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At 2pm, a neighbour gave my dog 3 raisins, she is a 5 month

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At 2pm, a neighbour gave my dog 3 raisins, she is a 5 month old Chihuahua, she has eaten her food since and seems well, she was hyperactive as per usual in the evening, she has not vomited. It has been 8 hours since ingestion.
Kind regards,
Janette
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Stacy replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is Dr. Stacy. I have been a small animal veterinarian for 12 years.

Raisins are a complicated potential toxin because some dogs have eatting a lot of them without getting sick, while others have developed kidney damage after eating only a small amount.

However, the lowest reported toxic dose is .11ounces per kilogram. If your dog weighs 10 pounds, that would be half an ounce of rasins. It would depend on the raisins but 3 raisins are unlikely to be half an ounce. Unless your puppy is very tiny, this is not likely a toxic dose.

I hope that helps, but if you need clarification, let me know

Dr. Stacy
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much Dr. Stacey,


She is around 7 pounds but even so seems extremely well. She is a dog that eats all and anything. Three days ago, after her food she ate a beetle, slug and part of a euphorbia plant before we could catch her... she was sick all night.


I understand that you cannot guarantee anything but I am grateful for your reply.


Kind regards


Janette

Expert:  Dr. Stacy replied 3 years ago.
Best wishes!!!

Dr Stacy