What Human Foods Are Bad For Dogs?

Here’s a good list of what human foods are bad for dogs. Consider printing it out for easy reference and be sure to talk to everyone in your family, especially children, about what not to feed your dog:

Macadamia Nuts –  Many foods dogs should not eat are a common ingredient. Often found in cookies or candy, macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, weakness, and hyperthermia in dogs.

Onions – Another food not to feed your dog is an onion. In large quantities, onions can cause gastrointestinal irritation in dogs.

Raw Meat and Eggs –  Both the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come out against feeding your dog a raw diet including uncooked meat and raw eggs.

Chocolate – Most people know that chocolate is a food dogs can’t eat, and it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even death. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate have a higher percentage of theobromine which is toxic for dogs.

Foods With Xylitol –  An artificial sweetener used in lots of sugar-free products like gum and candy. If your dog eats something with xylitol, it can lead to liver failure.

What Fruits Can Dogs Not Eat?

Grapes and Raisins can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even renal failure in dogs.

What Other Human Foods Are Bad For Dogs?

The above list is a few of the most common foods dogs should not eat, which can be dangerous to your dog’s health, but it’s not a full list. If you’re unsure about what not to feed your dog, or if a food is safe for them, ask your veterinarian. If you think your dog may have eaten something dangerous, you should contact your veterinarian immediately. You should also make sure to always have the number of a 24- hour emergency animal hospital in case your veterinarian is not available.


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