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15 Human Foods, Bad For Dogs

Updated on August 23, 2020
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We always like to give our table food to our dog and after looking their innocent face, it becomes difficult to say no. But you need to know, the dog’s digestive system is diverse from human and some table foods are really bad and dangerous for them. We need self-control for not to share our table food. Find the list of some foods which are dangerous and can kill your dog.

15 Dangerous Food For Dogs
15 Dangerous Food For Dogs | Source

1. Apple Cores

It's good to give apple slices to your dog, but the core and the seeds are toxic that make arsenic out of. You shouldn’t give cores especially with the seed, to your dog. Apple seeds contain cyanide and can poison your dog.

Apple Core is Not Good for Dogs
Apple Core is Not Good for Dogs | Source

2. Avocado

Feeding avocado is a most discussed topic. Some people believe it’s toxic and dogs shouldn’t eat it because that can cause stomach upset in some dogs. But the fact is avocado is not toxic for cat and dog, but it is toxic and dangerous for many pets, especially for birds and some castles. But then also, you are not advised to give it to your dog because it doesn’t have any health benefit to them and your dog will have risked for foreign body obstruction, which can occur if the dog swallowed the whole large, round avocado seed.

Avocado | Source

3. Alcohols

Alcohols contains the top plants that are toxic that will affect your dog’s stomach and kidney. The dog’s kidneys are not meant to filter or process the capable to tolerate the alcohol contents that will affect their nervous system. Frequently observed that the dogs or cats expose depression of their nervous system.

Alcohol Effect To Dog

4. Cooked Bones

Dogs are descendant of carnivores and commonly believed to be the ancestors of wolves that were domesticated before thousands years. And meat and bones are their natural food.

Raw bones is their natural and healthy food that is good for their nutritive needs and useful to keep teeth clean and shiny coat. But cooked bones have a high risk of bone splinter and dangerous for dogs and in case of small dogs or puppies that can kill them.


Never Feed Cooked Bones, Raw Bone is good for You Dog
Never Feed Cooked Bones, Raw Bone is good for You Dog | Source

5. Chocolate and Candies

Chocolates contain an ingredient called methylxanthines, which is likely to a poison for dogs. That doesn’t harm much to human, but dogs are much more sensitive than us and they may get immediate effect, also the darker and more bitter the chocolate is more dangerous for them. That can lead to illness and even death in dogs.

Usually most of dogs start vomit after eating chocolate, but in case if your dog had not vomited, then you need to visit to vet they can help to force vomit or can give them hydrogen peroxide, to vomit. Because the amphetamines of chocolate halt in the dog's body for long time and there are case when impact was observed after 72 hours.

The Term: Chocolate, includes

  • Chocolate, candies
  • Dark, brown or flavored chocolate
  • And flavored or chocolate ice-creams

6. Coffee and Tea

As same like chocolates, Tea and coffee also contains harmful and toxic ingredient. Coffee fruit itself contains the ingredients that can be poisoned to dogs. Any form of caffeine is dangerous for dogs that can be tea, coffee, cold drinks, energy drinks or soda water. That must be kept away from your dog.


You can observe these Symptoms, if dog is effected by any Toxic food.

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased reflex responses
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased heart rate

7. Chewing Gum and Toothpaste

Any form of chewing gum is harmful for your dog that can be chewing gum, candies, toothpaste or mouthwash. That contain Xylitol. Xylitol-containing eatables can affect the rapid release of the hormone insulin, which will decrease in the dog's blood glucose. If your dog consumed that then you must visit to vet or call poison control. First care to the dog should be induced vomiting that can help out the excess of gum. Recent research shows that an average, 3 grams of Xylitol can kill a dog as big as 65 pounds.


8. Garlic

Garlic is an herbal and healthy vegetable for human, but for dogs its a toxic food that can cause gastrointestinal (stomach and gut) problem.

Some of our regular foods Like fast foods, pizza, Chinese dishes contain sufficient amount of garlic and onion, that contains garlic or garlic paste, can cause sickness to dogs.

Garlic | Source

9. Grapes and Raisins

Some foods which are toxic, but good for humans, because we have high capacity to digest such foods, but that’s not good for dogs. Some foods like grapes and raisins are the toxic food for dogs, that can cause diarrhea, stomach problems, kidney failure and in some worst cases it may lead to causing acute renal failure and heart diseases.

Foods which are toxic for dogs,

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Yeast Dough

Grapes | Source

10. Icecreams

Most of the dogs like to eat ice-creams, but you should not give Ice-cream to dogs because usually that contain high amount of harmful ingredients like chocolate, coffee, sugar, added flavors and chemicals and dairy products, which all are bad for your dog’s health. Dogs have a high risk of diabetes and ice-cream is a worst food for them.


11. Onion

Garlic and Onion has an almost similar bad effect to dog’s health and you should not give them. Both are toxic and dangerous for the dog's health.

Onion | Source

12. Pickles

Pickle is a very common table food in South Asian countries that can have many varieties, some of them can be good for your dog like, cucumber and root pickles.

But most of the pickles are toxic that can cause obesity and dental problem to dog and the higher quantity of pickles can cause other serious problems like diabetes and heart problems.

13. Raw Fish

Raw fish is a healthy and nutritious food for dogs. especially the fishes like salmon and many other that contains omega 3. But you need to take care while giving to your dog, you must freeze that before giving to your dog because raw fish meat can have Rand worm and tapeworms. That can cause some serious health problems. Also the Fish Flukes can be poison to the dog. So it’s better either do not feed raw fish to your dog or give that freeze fish meat that will kill the parasites present in fish.

Raw Fish
Raw Fish | Source

14. Stems and Green Leaf

Have you observed, the dog eating grass and vomiting? They feel better after they vomit and get the plant out of their system. Usually when they feel toxic, acidic or gestural issue they care self by eating grass and vomiting. Most of green leaves are stems are toxic for dogs and that cause stomach problems. Giving cooked beans and steams in small amount is a healthy food, but you should not give them raw leaves and stems.


15. Tobacco and Cigarate Dusts

Cigarettes and tobacco contain nicotine, which is a potent chemical and highly toxic that can easily cause a potentially fatal overdose. A report says, one teaspoon tobacco dust is sufficient to produce effective pesticides in a gallon of water. You must keep your dog away from these products, consumption of the little amount of nicotine can affect your dog’s heart, liver and digestive systems.

The Good Table Foods For Your Dog

When talking about bad human foods for your dog, you may like to know what human foods are good for your dog. You can refer my article,

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