Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog
Some foods which are edible for humans can pose hazards for dogs. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common items should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to dogs.
Adult dogs can’t break down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea and excessive gas. Moldy or spoiled food, or garbage - Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs.
especially in large quantities. (Onions are even more dangerous to cats.)
If eaten regularly it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
Can lead to obesity, dental problems and possibly diabetes.
Table scraps (in large amounts):
Table scraps are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat; bones should not be fed.
Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.
Other toxic foods or food byproducts that might appear in your kitchen (or kitchen trash can) that are dangerous to your dog:
Apple seeds or pear seeds
Apricot pits or peach pits
All parts of the tomato plant except the tomato itself
Many common yard plants are also poisonous—read more about them here:
Poisonous plants to dogs