Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

It is hard for dog owners to resist giving their dogs table food when those eyes are
so sadly peering up at them begging for a piece.

However, a lot of times it is necessary to resist the temptation. The dog is not going
to hate their owner, and in 30 seconds their mind will be elsewhere.

Different breeds of dogs can handle different table foods, but for some dogs, like
Rottweilers, this can lead to their overeating problems.

There are some foods that dogs should not eat under any circumstances.


This is a huge no-no for dogs as it contains a substance called persin, which is highly toxic to dogs. So, just because the owner loves their new guacamole dip does not mean to let their dog have a bite. If the person grows avocadoes, it is advised to not let their dog near their garden as persin is found in the seeds, leaves, bark, and the fruit.

Onions and Garlic

These are bad in all forms. It does not matter if it is raw, dehydrated, cooked, or even powdered. These are bad all around as doses can lead to the destruction of a dog's red blood cells. This can lead to anemia, which can cause weakness, vomiting, dullness, breathlessness, and a general lack of interest in food.

Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate

These are all bad for a dog because of one reason: caffeine. If caffeine is given to a dog in large enough quantities it is fatal. Some symptoms of caffeine poisoning include: restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, fits, palpitations, and muscle tremors.

Chocolate is also dangerous because of theobromine. This substance can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death.

Grapes and Raisins

These items can cause kidney failure in dogs. It only takes a small amount for a dog to become ill. Earliest symptom is repeated vomiting. Before too long the dog most likely will become depressed and lethargic.

Dairy Products

Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive problems. It can also cause the dog to develop food allergies, which will manifest as itchiness.

Macadamia Nuts

As far as bad foods are concerned these are probably at the top of the list. Macadamia nuts are horrible for dogs, and as few as six raw nuts can be fatal. Symptoms include muscle tremors, weakness or paralysis of the hindquarters, elevated body temperature, vomiting, and rapid heart rate.


Salty products can lead dogs to develop excessive thirstiness and urination and can possibly lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include depression, vomiting, elevated body temperature, diarrhea, seizures, and tremors. It is also possible to cause death.