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just another example how companies ignore the law Science Diet using Dried Grapes in Dog Food? ? Truth about Pet Food

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And this brand is one of the main ones that vets push.

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And this brand is one of the main ones that vets push.
here's why Sheri https://letstalkpetfoods.wordpress.c...E2%80%99-chow/
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I was suspicious of Hill's once I read the ingredients 20 years ago. I would imagine adding grape in one form or another eliminates the need to admit to adding addictive sweeteners, not to mention it's toxic to dogs! But hey, selling bad food that slowly decreases the health of your dog adds to the coffers of vets. It's a win win for everybody but the dog.

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This is so wicked scary, considering the vets at the university ER near me said they don't consider ANY amount of grapes safe because every dog reacts differently every time, and they really don't understand what causes the problem.

And this is probably the most common food pushed by vet's offices.


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I know grapes can be toxic, but the problem is that it seems to depend on the dog. I fed my Dalmatian grapes all the time (especially frozen) and she loved them and had no problem at all with them (before I knew they were toxic) - and she lived til 16.

Not that it's worth taking a chance with them.
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yes it seems that it can be very dependent on the individual dog.
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yes it seems that it can be very dependent on the individual dog.
Yes, and the vets told me itís like russian roulette. Even a dog who has eatwn them with no problem 100 times, can have a problem on the 101st time.


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We also tossed grapes to our doberman Sable back in the 80s and 90s. Had no idea they were toxic. She lived to be 10 years old if I'm not mistaken.

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Yes, scares me to think that 30 years ago we had grapes growing in the Dog Yard, where my Keeshond would pick and eat them at will! I sure didn't know the risk to my sweet boy then!! I was lucky, obviously, in that he never reacted to them. I wonder if this was even known back then?
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