currants?

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  1. CLee

    CLee New Member

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    i noticed that some of TIMBERWOLF ORGANICS products (eg. bison and elk formulas) contain currants.

    Aren't currants a type of raisin and thus considered toxic since grapes and raisins are dangerous for dogs?

    or are they not related?
     
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    are tiny seedless raisins. Dried currants can be found next to the raisins in your supermarket.
    clfivestar.allrecipes.com/features/glossary.asp

    A small fruit which may be black, red or white. Red currants are used to make jelly to serve with meat and game, and for syrups. White currants have less culinary uses. Dried currants are the dried fruit of the Corinth grape.
    www.tedcancook.com/terms1.htm

    I just googled it, I dont know if this helps you or not :)
     
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    so if they are similar to raisins... wouldn't that render them toxic as well?

    help!
     
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    Not the same family...so I don't know. We had current bushes and my Mom made great jelly ! It's bush vs vine.
     
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    so the ones used in TWO's products should be safe right?
     
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    Odds are they wouldn't intentionally put a toxic ingredient in their food, CLee.
     
  8. Mordy

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    It really depends. The folks at Halo for example put raisins in their "Daily Greens" supplement and will just tell you they "don't believe" in the information about grapes and raisins being toxic.

    It's always "buyer beware".
     
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    Mordy, are you saying some " dried currents" are actually dried grapes ?? We grew both white and red currents..... nothing like grapes at all ! As I stated before, it's bushels vs vines....like banannas and apples.
     
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    Grammy, check out the links I posted above. They have pictures. :)
     
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    so there should be no worry about the currants in TWO's formulas?
     
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    Personally I wouldn't feed anything that contains grapes/raisins, since it is not known what the minimum toxic amount is and it can vary from dog to dog.

    Maybe you'll get an answer from the manufacturer if you call or email them.
     

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