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Posted : 2/20/2007 4:27:35 PM
. Grape skins, as well as the seeds and stems contain organic compounds called tannins. Tannins can be extremely toxic to dogs and even some people. Tannins are what make apple seeds, some woods and grains such as hops toxic to dogs. They are bitter tasting and make your mouth dry. They are found in all tea, beer and wine. Tannins are also present in alot of different seeds which is why most have to be soaked or sprouted before using to rid the seed of the tannins or reduced by using Polyclar which electrostatically attracts tannins in beer, wine or cider. As it settles to the bottom of the fermenter.
Tannin toxicity is known to cause liver failure in dogs. It is known that pet food manufactures add tannins to their foods to prevent diarreah in dogs because tannins are known as drying agents. Tannins are what they use to cure leather.
Posted : 2/20/2007 4:37:17 PM
Posted : 2/20/2007 5:09:08 PM
I see no paranoia...only information. If your dog were the one that were dead I am sure you'd feel differently. Especially if you were the one giving the dogs grapes. With SO MANY other options that are risk free, I see no reason to even bother taking a risk with my animals.
Posted : 2/20/2007 5:09:09 PM
...but grape seed oild is in a lot of foods, and supplements for dogs. What is the difference, and is it a bad ingredient?
Posted : 2/21/2007 11:42:08 AM
Posted : 2/21/2007 11:58:45 AM
The tannins thing scares me. I use strong black tea on Cherokee's feet to help with the itching, and healing when she's torn them apart. She ALWAYS spends ten minutes licking her feet after I let her go. There's not very much tea left on her feet after I blot them, but if it's a build-up effect?? Any more information on this?
Posted : 2/21/2007 12:37:54 PM
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