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Eight Foods Your Dog Shouldn't Eat

Savanna has three furbabies and enjoys sharing helpful tips along with her experiences as a dog mom.


Dogs are always excited about eating. After all it is the main reason that they wag their tails. In fact some dogs will do just about anything to get into their food dish. But not all of the things that they are so eager to eat are safe for them to eat.

Let's talk about eight foods that you shouldn't give to your dog

1 Grapes and Raisins

Though the toxin is unknown, grapes and raisins have toxins in them that can cause liver and kidney damage. Many foods like cakes and cereal are known to have raisins, so keep this in mind.

2 Cooked Bones

Bones that have been cooked can easily splinter, which could lead to intestinal issues. Bones that haven't been cooked are safe.

3 Avocado

Contain Persin which comes from the leaves, fruit, and seeds of the plant. They are poisonous to dogs and can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

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4 Onions

All types of onions are toxic to dogs. All parts of the onion, including skin, inside of the onion, and juice. Whether cooked or uncooked.

5 Raw Potatoes

Solanine and oxalates found in potatoes and their skin are found to cause many health problems in dogs. Making raw potato is unsafe for dogs, along with the uncooked peel in excessive amounts. If cooked potatoes are safe.


6 Nuts

There are quite a few nuts that have been found toxic to dogs. Here are four nuts you shouldn't give your pooch, and make sure to do check before giving any other type of nuts to them.

  • Macadamia nuts: Very toxic
  • Raw Cashews: Raw nuts are harder to digest.
  • Pecans: These types of nuts can mold, and moldy nuts are not safe for you or your pet.
  • Almonds: Can be an obstruction hazard.

7 Garlic

Raw and cooked garlic are unsafe for dogs. It contains a compound called n-propyl disulfide. It can lead to damage of the red blood cells.

8 Chocolate

Dogs shouldn't have chocolate due to theobromine. Theobromine makes it harder for dogs to metabolize the chocolate.

There you have it. Eight foods that you shouldn't give to your pet. Always check before giving your pet something new to ensure it is safe.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Savanna H

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