Everyone knows dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate but are there other foods you should avoid feeding your puppy dog, too?
The answer is YES.
There are lots of foods you should never feed your dog. Some are more dangerous than others and some are okay in moderation. For more information, check out this list of 10 foods humans love that you should never feed your dog.
Walnuts are dog kryptonite
Google says Walnuts contain a toxin named tremorgenic mycotoxins that can cause dog seizures. Unless you’re into that kind of thing, you should avoid feeding your dog walnuts.
Onions are the dog’s devil
The first thing that shows up on google for “why are onions bad for dogs” says onions can make your dog’s red blood cells burst. That sounds bad. Probably should avoid onions at all costs.
Beer only ends in dog regrets
Science tells us it only takes 15 to 30 minutes from the first little lick of beer for your pet’s central nervous system to begin to show signs of depression, including staggering, slowed reflexes, and increased urination. Learn more about dogs and why even a little bit of beer could kill your best friend.
Avacado? Not on my kibble
Okay, this one fooled us. Rumor has it the same avocados humans love on toast are extremely toxic to dogs. The Pet Poison Help Line, however, tells us differently. Dog’s dig the green stuff, but birds and large animals like cows might spontaneously combust. Learn more about the avocados and the poison within.
Grapes? Wine by association
According to PetMD: Grape and raisin (dried grapes) toxicity is well documented in dogs. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected.
Chewing Gum. Dog’s can’t blow bubbles.
Chewing gum is another no, no for your dog friend.
PetPlace tells us: Xylitol is a sugar-alcohol sweetener found in sugar-free human food products such as chewing gum, candy, baked goods as well as other products. Dogs that eat significant amounts can develop a sudden drop in blood sugar, which can cause weakness, lethargy, loss of coordination, collapse and seizures.
Rover.com says to stay away from pomegranates. Pomegranates are rich in anti-oxidants, and high in fiber, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. A small amount of pomegranate may be fine to share with your dog, but some dogs become sick after eating the fruit, so it’s safest to avoid pomegranate in favor of dog-friendly fruits like apples or berries.
Chocolate? I prefer vanilla.
In large enough amounts, chocolate and cocoa products can kill your dog. Do you really need to know anything else? At what point does it seem like a good idea to tease the fate of your dog’s life with your delicious tollhouse chocolate chip cookies? Never. Never is the not only the right answer, but it is the only answer. Besides, who can resist hoarding tollhouse chocolate chip cookies?
Look, peanuts are okay. Who doesn’t like watching a dog eat some peanut butter? You know, seeing that tongue do the non-stop weird dog lapping thing for like 10 solid minutes. The issue with dogs and peanuts is peanuts are high in fat and dogs don’t digest high-fat foods well. You can take your dog to the old ball game, but you might want to stick just the cracker jacks.
Garlic — Killing More than Vampires
Whew, we love garlic, but it turns out dogs do not. According to the Pet Poison Helpline: Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are in the Allium family and are poisonous to both dogs and cats if the dose is right. Garlic is considered to be about five times as toxic as onions for cats and dogs. … While minute amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large ingestions can be very toxic.
Dogs have a lot of dietary cautions you should know about. At least, you should know about the few foods that could kill your dog on accident. Hope this easy to digest list helps.
For a cool infographic on foods your dog can, can’t, and can sometimes eat check out Can My Dog Eat That