Does anyone know if Sea Grapes are considered in the same family and would be poisonous to dogs as well? We have sea grapes growing in our yard, and the fruits are falling on the ground. The kids have picked a lot of the fruit off to eat themselves, but it just occurred to me that occasionally Jonah is picking some up and chewing on them (before he gets the leave it command).
I'm not sure if "grapes" is just a nickname given to the fruit because of how it looks and grows in clusters or is truely in the same family as grapes. Anyone know?
NO I don't know, but if I were you, I'd be finding out exactly what that plant is, and if they are really grapes or not....... until then, I would keep them picked up so the dog can't get them.
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I googled it and they are not the same. This computer won't let me copy and paste from the site for some reason, but here's the linky:
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Thanks, Kate! I had tried searching but the searches I was coming up with just told me about them, not if they were the same. Good to know they aren't, even though I will still attempt to keep them picked up and out of his mouth, at least I know if he does get one I don't have to panic!
I'd be cautious about letting a dog eat any. Despite the fact that "sea grapes" are not "true" grapes, they're so uncommon, they might be toxic but not widespread enough to warrant general notice.
Here's a link that gives some common foods:
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