Is grape seed oil toxic to pets? (Ingredient in a human seaweed snack)
I recently purchased a dehydrated, roasted seaweed food products FOR HUMANS from Costco. My Bearded Collie had one thin sheet of it and sat waiting for more. I read the ingredients to find: dehydrated seaweed, sesame oil, and grapeseed oil. I did not let her eat more after reading 'grape seed' oil as I thought that could be a toxic ingredient to dogs.
Thanks for the information.
Thank you for your question and photo of your beautiful dogs.
Grape SKIN and PULP have been associated with renal failure in dogs and cats. Grapes and raisins are definitely out. The grape SEED, however, is not toxic but loaded with beneficial Omega-6 fatty acids and other plant constituents. Both grape seed oil and extract contribute to healthier tissue, shiner coat, stronger teeth and gums, and a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Plant protein such as seaweed cannot replace meat protein for dogs, but it's not bad in moderation. If your pack likes it, I say go for it!
Gary Le Mon
P.S. Grape seed extract has been an ingredient in our DentaSure from the beginning.