Can Cats Eat Green Grapes? (The Risks!)

No, cats can’t eat green grapes.

Green grapes contain little to no nutritional value for cats.

Cats also lack the proper digestive enzymes to break down grapes, which can result in an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Grapes are also toxic to cats, causing them to vomit and experience diarrhea.

Cats that eat grapes can also be at risk of developing renal failure, which is fatal if left untreated.

While the exact toxin in grapes that causes this reaction in cats is unknown, it is known that even one grape per pound of body weight can cause renal failure.

So under no circumstances should you feed grapes or green grapes to your cat.

Can a cat die from eating green grapes?

Yes, if even a small amount of grapes are ingested by your cat, it can result in renal failure.

If your pet ingests grapes within the last 24 hours, quickly call a veterinarian to get advice on what action should be taken.

This is because there is no antidote for grapes poisoning and veterinary intervention will help flush the toxins from your cat’s system.

If you wait too long, the toxin could cause permanent damage to your pet’s kidneys and lead to renal failure.

What to do if my cat ate green grapes?

If you believe your cat has eaten green grapes, call a veterinary specialist as soon as possible to find out what kind of toxicity is involved.

Since it takes only one grape per pound of body weight to affect the cat and one or two small grapes can be difficult to see in a pile of food, if you aren’t sure whether your pet has eaten grapes, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Symptoms of grape toxicity in cats include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite.

If you suspect your cat has ingested grapes within the last 24 hours, don’t wait until symptoms appear as treatment will likely fail if damage to the kidneys has already occurred.

To prevent future ingestion of grapes, make sure all grape products are securely fastened and out of reach of your pets.

Stay with your pet as long as possible during the veterinary visit to ensure they receive the best care possible.