Vomiting and or diarrhoea is one of the most common reasons for a dog owner to seek veterinary advice. Dogs have a habit of eating all sorts of things that they shouldn’t, which can lead to a stomach upset. Whether the symptoms self-resolve or whether your dog needs to see a veterinarian will depend on how he or she is in themselves and what the vomit or diarrhoea looks like.
The mechanism of poisoning has not yet been discovered but grapes, raisins or similar fruit, can cause kidney failure and death. Dried fruit in baked items, such as fruit cake, mince pies and hot cross buns are still toxic and should never be fed to your dog. Different dogs have a different tolerance to the amount that they can eat before toxicity occurs. Certain breeds also seem to be affected more severely than others but no breed is safe.