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16 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Are you a first time dog owner or looking to become a dog owner soon? Then you need to know what foods and ingredients your dog cannot eat. This list is a guide for all dog owners on what foods you should keep out of your dogs reach.

16 Foods Dogs Should Never Eat


This is dangerous to your dog because of the Xylitol that sweetens the candy. This leads to liver failure and can drop their blood sugar. If you have fed your dog in the past, liver failure could happen within three days of eating candy.


The ingredients in almonds won’t cause the problems. If your dog doesn’t chew an almond all the way. The almond can cause your dog to choke or tear their windpipe. If there is salt on the almonds that is especially bad. Salt can cause your dog to increase water retention, that leads to weakness and vomiting.


The ingredient in chocolate that causes problems in your dog is theobromine. There are no exceptions, theobromine is in all chocolate. Some symptoms of a dog eating chocolate are. Vomiting, diarrhea, heart problems, seizures, tremors, and even death.


There isn’t one ingredient that is especially dangerous to your dog. Yet, cinnamon will cause irritation and sickness in your dog if they consume it. Symptoms of eating cinnamon are lowering blood sugar, diarrhea, or liver disease. If your dog breathes in cinnamon, this can lead to your dog coughing and difficulty breathing.

Ice Cream

Dogs might love the taste of this refreshing sweet treat, but it is too harmful. One ingredient that harms your dog is the large amount of sugar. Sugar can cause large increases in weight gain. Another is the large amounts of milk also isn’t good for your dog. Eating ice cream can lead to constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, and bloating.

Macadamia Nuts

Most nuts are bad for dogs, but macadamia nuts are especially harmful. Only 6 of these nuts will lead your dog to having symptoms such as. Muscle shaking, weakness, vomiting, and fever. Make sure your macadamia nuts stay far away from your dog, they will cause much discomfort.

Peaches & Plums

This is not only limited to peaches and plums, all fruits with seeds or pits can lead to these harmful side effects. Seeds and pits can block the intestines which is very harmful to dogs. Peach and plum pits are very bad for dogs and humans.

If you or your dog eats them there is a poisonous chemical called cyanide in them. Cyanide is fatal, if you or your dog eats a peach or plum pit you should see a doctor immediately.

Grapes & Raisins

These are not good treats to give your dog. Grapes, even in small doses, can make your dog sick. Some symptoms of consuming grapes will cause kidney failure and repetitive vomiting. Also, can cause seizures, weakness and sharp pains in your dog. It is not yet known what causes these symptoms. But it is know that, there are some toxins in the flesh of grapes that dogs cannot ingest. Even seedless and skinless grapes are bad for your dog.

Coffee & Tea

You should not give any drink or food to your dog that has caffeine in it. Caffeine will cause your dog much discomfort and could even be fatal. Some symptoms are hyperactivity, vomiting, increased heart rate, and seizures.

Onions & Garlic

This food in any form will cause your dog many health issues. In particular, anemia, as a result of, these foods killing your dog red blood cells. If you drop a little on the floor on accident and your dog jumps on it and eats it, that’s ok. But, if your dog eats a lot of this poisons your dog. They will have problems such as difficulty breathing, physical weakness, and vomiting.


Alcohol is as bad for dogs as it is for humans. If a dog has alcohol it hurts both their liver and their brain, they don’t have to have much to display harmful symptoms. Alcohol consumption can lead to many problems in dogs. Some are vomiting, breathing problems, diarrhea, coma or even death.


There is an ingredient in avocado called persin. Persin can cause vomiting and diarrhea in your dog if they consume a lot of avocado. Avocado seeds are also toxic for your dog. They can get stuck in your dog’s stomach or intestines and could block the passageway. This could lead to death.

Yeast Dough

If your dog eats raw yeast dough the dough will expand in your dog’s stomach and cause much pain. Since dough creates alcohol when it ferments. Your dog has a risk of alcohol poisoning if they eat yeast dough.


As mentioned when talking about almonds. Salt causes water retention which can be very bad for your dog, especially, if they have heart issues. Salt can make your dog vomit, diarrhea, seizures, tremors, and even death. If your dog consumes much salt go to the vet immediately.

Raw Eggs

This one is pretty obvious. You shouldn’t eat raw eggs and neither should your furry companion. If you are going to feed your dog some eggs make sure they cooked all the way. If you feed your dog raw eggs it leads to food poisoning. This is a result of the bacteria like salmonella and e.coli. If your dog has consumed raw eggs or you have any other questions you should consult your vet.

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