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Old 18th May 2007, 02:31 AM
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Is kiwi fruit safe for dogs?

I only ask as I read in the newspaper this morning (a reader's letter) that we should never give them kiwi or grapes

Now I know about the grapes and raisins, but Biff does get the occasional bit of kiwi (he's a fruit and veg freak - in fact he'll eat anything you give him!).

I've checked the lists and links in the sticky thread, but don't see kiwi mentioned at all - so is this guy just talking through a hole in his head, I wonder?
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Old 18th May 2007, 02:47 AM
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Re: Is kiwi fruit safe for dogs?

I haven't ever heard that specifically about kiwifruit. Like many other fruits, such as apples, the pits are mildly toxic - but the dog would need to consume large quantities for that to be problematic (and who feeds that much?).

I don't find anything online in the usual places either (i.e. animal poison listings).
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Old 18th May 2007, 02:55 AM
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Re: Is kiwi fruit safe for dogs?

Thanks GMac, I thought they were ok, I just wanted reassurance

 
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Old 18th May 2007, 11:20 PM
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Re: Is kiwi fruit safe for dogs?

If Kiwi fruit aren't toxic for dogs,the only problem would be your dog eating too much,they would have a laxative effect(all those little black seeds)
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