27 Toxic Foods For Dogs

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It’s no secret: dogs love food and most dogs seem especially interested in whatever they see us eating.

Although sharing small amounts of “human food” with your dog on occasion isn’t usually cause for concern, it’s important to note that many foods have the potential to be extremely poisonous for dogs. What’s worse is that the effects of food toxicity in dogs aren’t always obvious, which can lead many people to assume that certain foods are okay or safe for their dogs when, in fact, they’re anything but.

For many of us, our dogs are family, and that’s why knowing which foods dogs can and can’t eat is extremely important.

Just because a certain food is healthy for us, doesn’t mean it is safe for dogs to eat.

The infographic below highlights some of the most common foods that have the potential to be toxic for dogs. However, please bear in mind that each dog is different, and also remember that this is not an exhaustive list. If you’re in doubt about whether a particular food is safe for your dog to eat, it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

Be sure to ask your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s diet.

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27 Toxic Foods for Dogs Infographic

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  • Denice Elliott May my dog eat cooked eggplant? says:

    I have a questions See below.

  • Mike says:

    Shal’aam Aleichem

    I’ve had dogs and cats all my life (I’m 64 yrs old) an I’ve feed’em garlic, onions, raw meat, grapes, citrus fruit, alcohol, marijuana and NEVER had ANY problems. Every single dog or cat I’ve had lived (unless beaned by an automobile) to at least 12 – 17 yrs. Non have ever been to a vet except for a rabbie’s / distemper shot. so quite frankly, I don’t believe believe all that’s said in the about.

    Oh yeah, one can feed a dog chicken bones as long as the soft pliable one that runs along side the drum stick is removed. Not one dog I’ve ever had, had a problem eating chicken bone (or any other for that matter).

    My present animal is a ratcha & he eats EVERYTHING and he’s extremely healthy.

    Baruch haba b’shem YaHuah
    Mikael (Mike)

  • furbaby's daddy says:

    Check with your Vet and see what his/her opinions are on this list it may be accurate or missing other potentially harmful or toxic foods for dogs and cats…

  • Raw feeders will disagree with your #20….otherwise great infographic!

    • Brent says:

      There’s a lot of conflicting information about raw foods for pets. What I’ve been able to deduce is that the primary cause for concern in regards to raw meat are the means of preparation and handling. Would you say that’s correct?

      Nonetheless, thanks for the feedback!

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