5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Feb 10 , 2020

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

It can be tempting to share the foods you love with your dogs, especially when they give you those eyes. However, some foods can be downright dangerous! Here are 5 foods dogs should avoid:

1. Chocolate

This is the most popular food to avoid for dogs, and for good reason. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which while fine for humans can be quite dangerous for dogs.

2. Grapes

While scientists still aren't completely sure why grapes are toxic for dogs, they can lead to vomiting and kidney failure. It is best to keep them away from dogs as much as possible.

3. Avocado

Not only does the "meat" of an avocado contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea, the avocado pit can be dangerous as well, with choking and blockage hazards.

4. Onions

Onions may be some of the worst foods to give to dogs, no matter how they are prepared. Large doses of onion can damage a dog's red blood cells and lead to anemia.

5. Dairy

Dog stomachs lack the necessary enzymes to break down dairy products that humans have. Instead of cheese, try rewarding them with one of their favorite, dog-friendly treats!