12 human foods you should never feed your dog

If you love your dog you might want to share everything with them but if you really love them you will make sure they avoid these foods. Just because you can eat these foods does not mean your pooch can! 


Avocados contain a fungicidal toxin called persin which could give your dog a digestive upset. However, it’s the large avocado pit that could block their stomach and lead to surgery.  


This goes against everything we know about dogs and their snacks but these iconic treats are potential choking hazards! They also can cause blockages, intestinal damage and/or damage their teeth!

Bread dough

Not sure how they would get a hold of this but if they do it could expand in their stomach and the fermented yeast could turn poisonous.


This is a well-known poison to dogs but in a world of doggy bakeries it is important to remind dog owners that cocoa-based products contain a stimulating substance called theobromine which is poisonous to dogs.


Caffeine can cause a similar reaction to chocolate if your dog consumes it. Any product with caffeine could cause heart damage to your beloved pooch.  

Dairy products

Most dogs cannot digest the lactose in milk. Milk, butter and cheese can result in an upset stomach and a skin rash.

Dried fruit

Raisins, currants and sultanas all cause different reactions in dogs and scientists are perplexed but they do know that they are dangerous to dogs. A best your pup could get diarrhea and vomiting, at worst, it could lead to kidney failure.

Fresh fruit

You might’ve guessedif they can’t eat dried fruits then they can’t eat fresh fruit and you would be right. Grapes are especially toxic to dogs and the pits of some fruits have a chemical that can cause an upset stomach, they also are choking hazards.

Garlic and onion

Gralic, leeks and onions contain something called organosulfides which can affet a dog’s red blood cells and too much of garlic or onions could lead to anaemia. If your dog seems sleepy and lethargic after eating garlic or leeks head to your vets office to get it checked out.


Nuts in generally are high in fat and aren’t good for dogs but macadamia nuts are the most toxic to dogs. They cause vomiting, fever, shakes and an increased heart rate.


This is an artificial sweetener that can be found in sweets, cakes, toothpaste and chewing gum. It has a laxative effect on humans but too much xylitol for dogs could be fatal because it starts a rapid release of insulin. Too much insulin increases the sugar in your dog’s blood which could cause seizures and damage their liver.

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