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Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods For Dogs

Top 10 Dangerous Dog Foods

  1. Chocolate & anything with caffeine especially dark chocolate contains theobromine which is similar to caffeine.  This is a very dangerous substance to dogs.  If you know that your dog has eaten chocolate take it to the vet immediately.  If your dog eats a very small amount of chocolate, usually it only causes digestive issues.
  2. Onions & Garlic contain sulfoxides and disulfides which damage red blood cells and cause anemia.  Onions being the most toxic of the two, however garlic should be avoided as well.
  3. Grapes and Raisins have a toxin that effects dogs kidney function and causes kidney damage and can lead to kidney failure.
  4. Macadamia & Other nuts contain toxins that effect the digestive system, nervous system, and muscles.
  5. Mushrooms effect many areas of a dogs body.  They can cause shock and even possibly death.
  6. Large Quantities of Liver results in Vitamin A toxisity and effects muscles and bones of the animal.
  7. Human Vitamins Containing Iron damage dogs digestive system wall lining, kidneys, and liver.  Be sure to use a vitamin supplement designed for dogs.
  8. Milk & Other Dairy Products have lactose and many dogs don't have enough lactose enzymes to effectively break it down.  This effects the dogs digestive system and leads to diarrhea.
  9. Raw Eggs contain an enzyme known as avidin which restricts the absorption of biotin, one of the many B Vitamins.  This can lead to an unhealthy coat and skin problems.  Also eggs can carry salmonella which is poisonous to dogs.
  10. People Food should be avoided at all times.  Many people foods have far to many fats, sugars, and salt.  Salt causes electrolite imballances in dogs.  Sugars are not a natural food and causes obesity, and large amounts of fat and protein can't be digested correctly and causes digestion problems, pancreatitis, as well as liver disfunction.


Paul's picture

Hmmm... what about sugar. You

Hmmm... what about sugar. You mention it briefly, but my cats love to go after any cakes or icing left out. They also go for bread in general. And since cats are so good at getting in so many places lots of pets can't, it is very hard to keep them out of these items.

Christy's picture

Sugar is just as bad for our

Sugar is just as bad for our pets as it is for us and should be avoided whenever possible. Since dogs and cats can develop diabetes, particularly as they get older, avoiding sugar is even more important for their general health and well-being.

Ari's picture

Can dogs have raspberries?

Can dogs have raspberries?

Ari's picture

my dog pass away in 2006 from

my dog pass away in 2006 from cancer now with the one remain we are feeding her with pet promise food which I know its free of pesticides or byproducts.

Christy's picture

Ari, I have never heard of

Ari, I have never heard of raspberries being bad for dogs, however I would proceed on the side of caution and not feed them to your dog until you speak with a vet about it. I know grapes are definitely something to avoid.

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