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Old 03-23-2006, 08:23 PM
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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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Old 03-25-2006, 01:15 AM
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are tiny seedless raisins. Dried currants can be found next to the raisins in your supermarket.
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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.
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I just googled it, I dont know if this helps you or not
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:18 AM
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so if they are similar to raisins... wouldn't that render them toxic as well?

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Old 03-25-2006, 11:02 AM
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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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Old 03-25-2006, 04:21 PM
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There's a difference between currants (which are a type of dried grape) and those that are berries - e.g. black/red/white currant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raisin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcurrant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackcurrant
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:53 PM
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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.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:58 PM
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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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Old 03-27-2006, 11:31 PM
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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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