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Toxic and Forbidden Foods

These foods are harmful or toxic to dogs and can cause extremely serious health problems.

  • When cooking something you and your dog will both be eating, salt your food after it’s on your plate.
  • Be sure it's completely cool as dogs gulp and hot food will burn mouths, throats and stomachs.
  • Dogs don't sweat, and can't metabolize salt.

Many of the following foods are also toxic to humans.

  • All alcoholic beverages - highly toxic
  • All forms of chocolate - highly toxic
  • Fatty foods
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Raisins and grapes - can cause death
  • Yeast dough
  • Avocado and the seed, guacamole
  • All forms of coffee and tea
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions in all forms, onion powder - causes extreme anemia
  • Salt - can not be metabolized
  • Potatoes with green or greenish skin - also toxic to people