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Human Foods that Dogs Shouldn't Eat


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Some of the foods you love can seriously hurt your dog if she were to eat it.

Here are the top 3 foods that are poisonous to dogs, plus a list of others that you should never feed your pet.



Dog Eating Food on Table


Chocolate is bad for dogs. In severe cases ingestion can cause diarrhea and vomiting.  The worst part is a chemical called theobromine, which can speed up your dog’s heart rate or cause an irregular heartbeat.  If she exercises right after, it could be fatal.


Sometimes the symptoms take several hours to show up, but your dog could be deathly ill within 24 hours after eating chocolate.




Onions cause “haemolytic anemia”, which makes dogs start to show no interest in food then eventually stop breathing.  Even a few bits of onion can be very damaging.  Garlic has the same chemical, but it is hard for a dog to eat enough garlic to get sick.


  Macadamia Nuts


As few as 6 opened macadamia nuts can hurt a dog.  After ingestion, your dog's back legs could slowly stop working, and your dog can start panting and acting distressed.  Sometimes the legs will swell up too.


Other Foods Dogs Can’t Have

  • Alcohol
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Coffee grounds, beans & tea
  • Cooked bones
  • Corn cobs
  • Hops
  • Moldy foods
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Potato peelings
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Rhubarb
  • Tobacco
  • Tomato leaves & stems
  • Xylitol (a sweetener)
  • Yeast dough


Any responsible dog owner is not going to feed these items to their dog. But it is important that you keep your dog safe from eating these foods when you are not there. if you happen to throw any of these items into the trash can, make sure your dog will not tip over the trash can and rummage through the trash. There they could be exposed to these toxic foods.


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