29 foods that are poisonous to dogs

Man's best buddy walks around town, rides in the vehicle, plays in the yard, and cuddles on the couch. Given how much time we spend with our pets, we presume they can dine with us. Even healthy human foods can be harmful to dogs.

Garlic, an allium, can be lethal to dogs owing to thiosulfate, which kills red blood cells. Some breeds, especially Japanese ones (like Akitas and Shiba Inus), are sensitive to garlic. Pet Poison Helpline: "Garlic poisoning symptoms might be delayed for days."


Avocados contain a fungicidal toxin called persin that is toxic to many species, not just dogs. Even mild symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea should be avoided, not to mention big pits that might be choking dangers.


Unbaked bread dough is toxic for dogs because the developing yeast quickly enters the bloodstream, causing alcohol poisoning. Yeast dough can rise in the gut, twisting it and causing death. Even if the yeast isn't life-threatening, it might bloat your pup's stomach and create agony.


Chocolate is a poison for dogs. Alkaloid theobromine causes cardiac arrhythmias and CNS impairment in dogs. Dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, and unsweetened baker's chocolate are the most harmful. Milk and white chocolates contain fewer calories (though they can be toxic, too). Toxicity varies on amount eaten and dog size.


While oranges are fine for dogs to eat, citrus oil is not. Due of the oil's insecticide qualities, dogs can develop liver failure. You shouldn't massage it on your dog's skin medicinally because they'll lick it off. Many essential oils include citrus, not simply citrus oil.

Lemon oil

Many nuts are bad for dogs. However, macadamia nuts are poisonous. The cause is unknown, but it causes vomiting, weakness, heat, and loss of physiological functioning. One of the most prevalent signs is weakness, especially in the hind legs. Call your vet if you think your dog ate too many macadamia nuts.

Macadamia nuts

Cat food won't poison your dog instantly, but over time it can cause pancreatitis, organ damage, and sudden death. In a pinch, you can give your dog cat food, but don't do it often.


No one knows what element or molecule in grapes and raisins makes them harmful to dogs. Even little amounts can induce renal failure, signified by your dog stopping to urinate. Other symptoms include bad breath, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Some dogs are quite sensitive to grape and raisin poisoning, while others may consume them with no trouble.

Wine and grapes

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