Human foods that are toxic to dogs

We may consider dogs to be a part of our families. But we need to realize or remember that feeding them the same food we eat could be toxic to their health. Although there are some human foods you can feed your dog, you must watch out for some foods that can result in serious health complications in your dog. Some can result in stomach upset, diarrhea, and liver failure. Here are some of the foods to look out for.

Chocolate and caffeine
It is a known fact that feeding chocolate and caffeine to your dog can be dangerous to his health. The amount and type of chocolate consumed will determine the severity of symptoms he may experience. Some of these symptoms may include vomiting, lethargy, abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, and other health disorders. You should definitely keep your dog away from chocolates and caffeinated beverages.

Avocado
Avocado contains persin and too much of it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs. Just because they’re good for humans, does not mean they are for dogs unfortunately.

Alcohol
What alcohol does to the human liver does the same to dogs. Just a little alcohol can affect his liver and cause other serious complications.

Sugary food and beverages
Too much of it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.

Xylito
This can be found in gum, toothpaste, sweets, and other sweetened foods. Keep your dog from consuming these unhealthy foods.

Grapes and raisin
Feeding this to your dog can result in kidney failure. There are other healthy treats you can feed your dog instead.

Raw fish, meat and egg
This can contain bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Medicine
Never give your dog your medicine or over the counter drugs without prescription from a vet.

Dough
If you feed your dog unbaked dough it can result in alcohol poisoning (from the fermenting).

Onions
Please also don’t feed your dog onions either fresh, powdered, cooked onions to your dog it can cause anaemia.

I hope this list has been a useful reminder. Stay safe dog lovers!

7 thoughts on “Human foods that are toxic to dogs

  1. These are so important. My dogs turn their nose up to most of them but they have tried to get a bit of avocado before now, I panic and dive to get it!! With a toddler sneaking them food I have to be extra cautious

  2. Thanks for sharing, I knew most of these but I didn’t know about onions. Sometimes, my dog has some leftovers of our bolognaise, I will make sure I don’t give this to him.

  3. Thank you for this list! We’ve recently had a rescue dog and I knew some things not to give a dog, but I didn’t know about onions!

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