15 Things to Never Feed Your Dog

We may see pets as family and want to share our meals, but some foods can harm or even kill them. Despite their begging, don't feed them these foods. Let's keep our furry friends safe!


Chocolate has a chemical, theobromine, harmful to dogs. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, even death in high doses. Darker chocolates are more dangerous.


Xylitol, an artificial sweetener in sugar-free products, can cause liver failure and a sudden drop in dogs' blood sugar. Check ingredients before giving your dog any treats.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins may seem like a healthy snack, but they're highly toxic to dogs, causing kidney failure and vomiting. Keep these away from your dog.

Garlic and Onions

Garlic and onions can damage your dog's red blood cells causing anemia. Symptoms include frailty, laziness, and loss of appetite. Avoid these ingredients in your dog's food.


Avocado, a superfood for humans, contains persin that can upset dogs' stomach. Its seed and skin pose a choking or intestinal blockage risk.

Coffee, Tea, and Other Caffeine

Caffeine can cause harm to dogs leading to restlessness, rapid breathing, palpitations, tremors, seizures and bleeding. Keep coffee grounds and capsules out of reach.


Certain nuts, particularly macadamia nuts, can be toxic to dogs, causing weakness, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia.

Raw Meat and Fish

Raw meat and fish contain bacteria that could cause food poisoning. Some fish, like salmon, can also have a parasite that causes ‘fish disease.’

Yeast Dough

Yeast dough can cause pain and potential stomach or intestinal rupture in dogs due to gas produced during fermentation, resulting in inflammation, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe complications.


Giving a dog a bone can be harmful. Bones may splinter, resulting in obstructions or cuts in the dog's digestive system, potentially causing severe pain, internal bleeding, and death.


High salt intake leads to sodium ion poisoning in dogs, symptoms of which include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and can potentially be fatal.

Green Tomatoes

The green parts of tomatoes, including the stems and leaves, contain a toxic substance called solanine. While ripe tomatoes are safe for dogs, unripe ones are not. 

Milk and Dairy

Some dogs do not have enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. This results in diarrhea and digestive upset.


Too much sugar leads to obesity, dental health issues, and even diabetes in dogs. Keep sweets and sugary foods out of your dog’s reach.   


Alcohol harms dogs, causing vomiting, diarrhea, coordination loss, and breathing issues. In extreme cases, it can lead to coma or death. Don't give your dog alcohol.

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