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10 Foods Toxic for Dogs

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It is very natural to want your pup also to enjoy yummy human foods. After all, it is hard to say no to those cute puppy faces. However, it is not good to spoil your pup. The key rule of good parenting for pups and children is the same, knowing to say NO when necessary. It is not about certification of being a good parent; some human foods are very toxic to canines. They pose grave health concerns for your dog possibly even leading up to death.


The most toxic human food for dogs is chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and it is very harmful for dogs. It is found in all types of chocolates. It can make your pup extremely thirsty along with vomiting and diarrhea. The most severe cases will entail abnormal heartbeat, seizures, or death. The chocolates are enjoyable for you, NOT AT ALL for your pup.


It might not seem harmful at first, but bacon and high fat foods are extremely unhealthy for your dog. It can cause pancreatitis and upset stomach due to high salt content present in it. In the extreme situations, it will make the dogs consume a lot of water resulting in bloating that can be fatal. If you’re a interested in ruin your health, kindly don’t indulge your pet in it as well.

Salty foods

Salty foods are not good for your pup as they can trigger a condition known as sodium ion poisoning. Apart from sodium ion poisoning, salty foods can make your pet extremely thirsty along with excessive urination. Symptoms of high consumption of fat includes vomiting, diarrhea, fever and bloating. The quantity of salt should be minimum in the foods that you plan on sharing with your dog.

Onion and Garlic

These smelly ingredients are not a good option for dog. Apart from bad breath, they can pose grave health concern. They can reduce and destroy red blood cells resulting in anemia. Symptoms are inclusive of weakness, breathlessness and reduced appetite

Dairy products

The dogs are not designed to process the dairy milk products. They do not have enzyme to break the components of milk sugar and are a lactose intolerant in nature. It can result in vomiting, diarrheas or any other gastrointestinal disease. The high fat content can result in pancreatitis as well. NO MORE ICE CREAM FOR YOUR PUP.


Avocados can pose two gold harm to your dog. The pit of avocado entails choking hazard whereas avocado itself contains persin that can be harmful to your dog. It can be toxic for your dog. If you have an avocado plant in house make sure to keep you dog away from it as the leaves, seeds and bark contains persin.


Alcohol possess the same threat to do as it possess to humans. It impacts on dog’s liver and brain just like humans but with more severity. A small quantity can be substantially harmful. It can result in vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, come and eventually death. The smaller your dog is in size; the more harm it can pose.

Coffee and caffeine

To make your dog perky, get some toys, coffee is not an option; it can be fatal. Any form of coffee, grounds, beans all are equally toxic for your dog. Apart from coffee, caffeine in cold form is equally dangerous. The initial symptoms include restlessness, fast breath and muscle twitching.

Peaches and plums

The cause of concern in these fruits are the seeds and pits. Apart from intestinal problems, they contain cyanide that can be very poisonous if swollen. Unfortunately, dogs do not know, not to eat them.

Candies, gums and baked goods

Candies, gums and baked goods contain xylitol that can cause the blood sugar to drop and result in liver failure. The early symptoms of consumption of xylitol includes vomiting and coordination problems, eventually leading up to seizures and liver failure.

Author Bio:
Wendy Shore is a parent of two amazing dogs. She is very enthusiastic about pet health and welfare in general. She regularly blogs at