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6 Most Dangerous Human Foods for Dogs

Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Your Dog

While we consider dogs to be members of our family, feeding them the same food we eat can cause injury to them. Dogs are not used to eating the oily, fatty foods that we do , and they can get diarrhea and upset stomachs from them It’s important to know what foods are toxic to dogs and avoid them.

1 Grapes and Raisins

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While grapes and raisins are not harmful to some dogs, they have been associated with kidney failure in others.

Simply put, it’s not worth the risk to find out! Vomiting, lethargy and diarrhea can occur within 12 hours of ingestion.

If the symptoms are not treated, they can lead to dehydration, decreased appetite and increased urination followed by decreased urination.

If your dog has consumed grapes or raisins and these signs occur, take her to a vet immediately. Your dog can develop long-term kidney disease or even die from kidney failure within three to four days.

2 Alcohol and Raw Bread Dough

Small amounts of alcohol found in drinks, syrups and raw bread dough can be poisonous to dogs. These products contain ethanol, and beer also contains hops, both of which can cause alcohol intoxication.

Signs of intoxication include vomiting, disorientation, high body temperature, restlessness, excessive panting, muscle tremors and seizures.

Dogs who show signs of alcohol intoxication should be monitored by a vet until they recover, as it can cause failure of the organ systems and even death.

The yeast in raw bread dough can also cause stomach expansion, which can result in tissue damage and difficulty breathing

3 Chocolate and Caffeine

It’s a pretty well-known fact that chocolate is harmful to dogs. Unlike their feline friends, most dogs don’t have an “off” button when it comes to finding food.


The amount and type of chocolate your dog consumes determines the symptoms and toxicity level he will experience.

Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, abdominal discomfort, lethargy, muscle tremors, irregular heartbeat, high body temperature, seizures and death.

The darker the chocolate is (for instance, baker’s chocolate or cocoa powder), the more dangerous it is to your puppy. They contain a higher concentration of caffeine and theobromine, both of which cause toxicosis in dogs.

Keep your dog away from caffeinated beverages as well. Learn more about the dangers of your dog consuming chocolate here.

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