Just because you can eat it does NOT mean your animal can. I'm gulity as any for throwing a little piece of whatever edible is in my hand to my dog Simon. I did just that the other day with a grape and thought nothing of it. Perturbed with his non-interest in such a yummy snack I made a comment to the friend who I was on the phone with who informed me that grapes were like chocolate for dogs and I was lucky he didn't gobble it up. This then led to a longer conversation about the other things that my dog could not have-- which I wasn't aware. If you have an animal, please read this list of "26 Household Items Poisonous to Cats & Dogs".