A Cambridge Veterinarian Discusses Exotic Pets Raisin & Grape Poisoning

Cambridge Veterinarian, Bruce R Weiner VMD,  Explains Exotic Pets Toxicity to Grapes & Raisins

As many pet owners are aware, dogs and cats  cannot be fed grapes or raisins, as  these foods will cause renal failure. But did you know they can cause problems in exotic pets!  Exotic pets  do not react well with this type of fruit.

My Exotic Pet Likes Grapes and Raisins – What Should I Do?

Even though the jury is out on whether grapes and raisins have any toxic effects on exotic pets, it is much better to be on the safe side, then to have a major problem developed. It has been reported, by some exotic pet owners, that their pet have developed kidney issues even end stage kidney failure. This Cambridge veterinarian urges all his exotic pet owners to err on the side of caution and not give their pets grapes and raisins if at all possible. Bruce R Weiner VMD would be happy to discuss possible harmful effects.

Are There Any Nutritional Benefits to Feeding Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins are not a dietary necessity for any exotic pet. They can be high in sugar. There are many other kinds of treats that are proven to be fine to give to exotic pets. Dr. Weiner feels , if  this fruit is poisonous to dogs and cats, why would we take a chance with our exotic friends. This Cambridge veterinarian can definitely guide you to which sweet treats are healthy and safe for your exotic pet.

Some Clients Tell Us: I Have Fed My Exotic Pets Raisins & Grapes and Never Had A Problem. What’s Going On?

There are those pet owners who had told us that they’ve never had a problem feeding grapes and raisins to any of their exotic pets. So what can be going on?  Probably, some pets are immune to the a toxic effects of grapes and raisins. Veterinarians, scientists, nutritionists just don’t know yet if this fruit is safe for exotic pets. If you’re comfortable giving this fruit to your exotic pets, no one can stop you from doing so – be aware though, of the potential risks. Talk to your Cambridge veterinarian, Bruce R Weiner VMD to give his opinion.

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