The Foods Your Dogs Shall Not Eat

Human beings are indeed feisty and versatile eaters -- they have a wide-range of foods to satiate their hunger from traditional food to native delicacy to the most recent food craze to lavished and pricey gourmet foods.

People tend to get fascinated with the foods they eat just like what the Japanese and Korean do with their delectable and palatable cuisines and menus as they embellished their esteemed foods in a fashion to make them not only tempting, but to make them very pleasant to eat.

Many people tend to be meticulous and health-conscious too, especially with the foods they consume as they keep an eye at all times the sugar, calories, salt and fat contents of the food they ingest.

However, foods that may appear very sumptuous and truly mouthwatering to us human beings might pose great health problems to our pets, especially the dogs. In order for you to know what I mean, here are some foods your pets must avoid to keep your pooch healthy and in top shape.

Here are some images / pictures of foods that might pose risks to your pet's health



Who will resists the sweetness provided by chocolates, only the diabetics and those on diet perhaps. Imagine yourself indulging with a melt-in-your-mouth stuffs that truly gives you pleasure while devouring chocolates whether it is Hersheys’ or Baby Ruth’s or perhaps dark browns or whites, or even perhaps an ingredient in your ice cream or cakes.

Yummy as it is indeed, and truly enjoying to eat, though. Chocolates may be sensuous and many value them for it contains chemicals that can serve as an aphrodisiac of sorts, that will surely boosts stamina and endurance.

Too bad chocolates are no good to your canine friends, for hey contain theobromine, which is commonly found in cocoa bean and it is harmful to your dogs. Also known as Xantose, theobromine is an alkaloid that is present in tealeaves and cola nuts. Although it doesn’t pose any threat to humans, theobromine has deadly effects to your pets. Theobromine is known to slowdown your dog’s and even cat’s metabolism that may lead to poisoning.

A pound of milk chocolate can poison a 20-pound dog while a half-pound for a 10-pounder dog. Two to three chocolate bars may poison a 10-pound dog. A pair of one-ounce chocolate squares of baker’s chocolate can be lethal to a 10-pound dog.

So if you want your dog to be safe in sound with chocolates, keep the sweets away from them. Symptoms of theobromine poisoning, related to eating chocolates include: nervousness, hypertension, diarrhea, uncontrollable urination, panting and seizures. If your pet is not properly well taken good care of from an eating frenzy with chocolates (for canines loves chocolates as much as human does) this might lead to unwanted death.


Grapes and Raisins

Like the chocolates, grapes and raisins can be toxic to your dogs, for these might trigger acute kidney failure in canines. Since kidneys plays a crucial role in filtering toxins (same manner in human’s kidney), but when it is disrupted and not functioning well, though, the accumulated toxins in your dogs might lead to death.

If there is a reduced or worse, stoppage of urination on the part of your dog, this is sign of a problem related to serious toxicity.


Onions and Garlic

These food spices that make food really gastronomic can promote anemia as it triggers the depletion of red blood cells in the body. When the number of real blood cells is reduced, the oxygen in various parts of the body and even in muscle tissues will be affected.

A small amount of garlic and onion given regularly to your dogs may promote nutritional deficiencies that are harmful to your dogs. Always see to it that you check the foods you offer to your dogs. You should avoid list of foods like Onion soup and other food items with garlic or onion (even flavorings), when you are buying for your dog’s foods and even snacks.



Another canine killer that lurks in the market is the avocado. Surprising isn't it?

Though it is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world and the versatile avocado have opposite effects to your dogs, for it can stimulate breathing difficulties because of lack of oxygen. Intake of this fruit also induces fluid accumulation in pancreas and heart.


Tomatoes, Potatoes and Rhubarbs

Tomatoes, potatoes and rhubarbs should be prevented from being eaten by your dogs, for these contains oxalate that may develop abnormalities in the nervous system, kidneys and digestive tract. Farm products especially green tomatoes, green potatoes, potato skins and tomato leaves and plants are highly toxic as these produce may lead to tremors, seizure and worse, heart arrhythmia. Keep all of these foods strictly for family consumption as much as possible, if you genuinely love your pet.

Cat Foods
Cat Foods

Cat Food

Some foods that are good for your cats are not good for your dogs. For instance, the cat food is enriched with fats and proteins, and when consumed by dogs it may cause deadly pancreatitis.

Aside from this, cat food is high in fats that is not good to your dog’s diets especially bacon and ham. Nuts and walnuts can also stimulate pancreatitis. Peanuts may also induce lethal allergic reaction.



Your dog shouldn’t eat mushrooms for it contains toxins that may result to problems in many organ systems such as the kidney, liver and brain. The causes of eating mushrooms may lead to abnormalities in the nervous system seizure, coma, vomiting and death.

Other Harmful Foods for Your Dog

Alas, rounding other foods that are harmful to your dog’s diet includes: raw eggs, egg white, raw fish, nutmeg, salt, tobacco, liver, iron supplements (of humans), and chewing gum (contains xylitol which is not good too for your dogs),

Items that are potentially dangerous to be consumed by your well-loved dog should be kept away from them to preserve their health and to enable them to live longer.

Here you have it folks thanks for the read!

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BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

Many people feed their pet dogs foods that they think are harmless but this hub really opens your eyes to the dangers of some foods. Thanks for the information.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot guys for the kind words...

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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Dog lovers should post this list where they won't forget! Such important info. Also, never give dogs Tylenol. It's poison to them. Great article, GeneralH.

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puppy576 6 years ago

The junk our dogs eat - -wow! Grass, name it - -gh! But gotta love 'em :)

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karent 6 years ago

Many of these things were a surprise to me and I appreciate the information. I got pretty freaked out about the tomatoes since my dogs ate a lot of tomatoes out of my garden last year. After some intense research, I found that red tomatoes themselves aren't harmful, just green ones and the plants. I am now breathing a sigh of relief and making a note of all the other foods I need to watch out for with my precious pups.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah I know Emie, and thanks for the visit too...

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot Cankle for the visit...

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

wow GH, this is a great hub. I love our dogs and I don't want anything to happen to them. I know about the chocolates and the nuts, but the rest, I have to thank you for educating me. Thumbs up!

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Canklefish 6 years ago from East Coast

Great Hub. I had no idea the list was so long and varied.

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