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10 human foods that are TOXIC to dogs

If you are unsure, it is always safer to consult with a veterinarian before giving any human food to your dog.

"Here are ten common human foods that can be toxic to dogs:"


Chocolate contains theobromine, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures, and even death in dogs.
Chunks of delicious chocolate

Grapes and raisins:

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Bunch of grapes and raisins

Onions and garlic:

Onions and garlic can damage a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia.

White and red onions and bulbs of garlic


Avocado contains persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Sliced avacado with a reflection on the table


Even a small amount of alcohol can be dangerous for dogs, causing vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and even death.
Group of people clinking glasses of alcohol together


Xylitol is a sugar substitute found in many sugar-free gums and candies, as well as some baked goods. It can cause insulin release, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure, and even death in dogs.
Pile of sugar to represent the natural sweetener, Xylitol

Macadamia nuts:

Macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, tremors, hyperthermia, and weakness in dogs.
Large spoon full of Macadamia nuts

Cooked bones:

Cooked bones can have sharp edges which can be a choke hazard to dogs and they can also splinter and cause internal injuries or blockages in a dog's digestive system.
Cooked bone to show sharp edges which can be a choke hazard to dogs

Dairy products:

Some dogs are lactose intolerant, which can cause gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting and diarrhea, if they consume dairy products.
 Milk and cheese on a grass verge with dandelions


 Large ball of bread dough on a wooden surface, with white flour sprinkled on it
Bread dough can be the most poisonous human food for dogs to consume, because it contains yeast. When ingested, the yeast in the dough continues to ferment in the dog's stomach, causing the production of alcohol and carbon dioxide. The buildup of gas and alcohol can lead to bloating, intestinal rupture, and alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal. Additionally, the dough can expand and harden in the dog's stomach, leading to digestive issues and potentially blocking the intestines. It is important to keep bread dough out of reach of dogs and seek veterinary attention if they have ingested any.
Additionally, yeast produces ethanol as it ferments, which can cause alcohol poisoning in dogs. The alcohol can be absorbed into the bloodstream and affect the dog's central nervous system, leading to symptoms like disorientation, vomiting, and even seizures.
Moreover, the high carbohydrate content in bread dough can lead to increased blood sugar levels, which is a risk factor for obesity, diabetes, and other health issues in dogs.
Therefore, it is important to keep bread dough out of reach of dogs and seek immediate veterinary care if your pet has ingested any.

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