Poisonous Foods For Dogs

Poisonous Foods For Dogs By Destei Dogs

Here is a list of some food items that are said be harmful to dogs according to my research.

List of poisonous foods for dogs
  • ALCOHOL
  • APPLE SEEDS
  • APRICOT PITS
  • AVOCADO
  • BAKING SODA AND BAKING POWDER
  • BEER
  • CAFFEINE
  • CANDY
  • CHERRY PITS
  • CHEWING GUM
  • CHOCOLATE AND COCOA
  • COFFEE
  • COOKED BONES
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS LIKE MILK (Some dogs are lactose intolerant)
  • EGGPLANT (Controversial. Eggplant is part of the nightshade family. Said to be OK in moderation. Not OK for dogs with kidney problems.)
  • FATTY MEATS
  • FRUIT PITS AND SEEDS (Apple seeds, apricot pits, cherry pits, peach pits, plum pits...)
  • GARLIC
  • GRAPES AND RAISINS
  • MACADAMIA NUTS
  • MOLDY FOOD
  • MUSHROOMS (It is wise to consider all wild mushrooms potentially poisonous to dogs, but not all mushrooms are toxic. However, dogs may be allergic. Always research the mushroom you are planning to give to your dog and find out if it is OK to give.)
  • MUSTARD SEEDS
  • NIGHTSHADE FAMILY - Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes (The plant is extremely poisonous to dogs)
  • NICOTINE
  • ONION
  • PEACH PITS
  • PERSIMMON
  • PLUM PITS
  • POTATO LEAVES AND STEMS
  • RAISINS
  • RAW EGGS (Risk of salmonella)
  • RAW MEAT (Can contain bacteria that causes food poisoning. Fish can also have parasites.)
  • RHUBARB LEAVES
  • SALT
  • SPINACH (Contains toxic oxalates harmful to kidneys, but a dog would have to consume a very large amounth to cause damage.)
  • SUGAR (Useless to dogs. Small amount of sugar / sugary foods given rarely is said to be OK. However, it is not advised to give sugary treats to dogs often.)
  • TEA
  • TOMATOES (The tomato plant is extremely poisonous to dogs. A ripe tomato fruit is said to be OK in moderation according to some sources.)
  • WALNUTS
  • XYLITOL
  • YEAST DOUGH

Also human medicine and many plants can be toxic to dogs.

This list was created after researching various sources. If you have knowledge of poisonous foods or other substances for dogs not found on the list above, please contact me or leave a comment below. I appreciate all updates.

This page was last updated on November 17th 2015.

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