Foods Poisonous to Dogs

It’s critical that you know what foods are toxic for Dogs.

Toxic foods that can harm your Dogs

Below are several common types of food that can be poisonous to your Dogs.
For a more complete resource, we highly recommend visiting the ASPCA Poison Control website.

Is Xylitol Poisonous to Dogs?

Xylitol: Found in sugarless candy and chewing gum, Xylitol can shut down your dog’s liver so fast that an emergency trip to the vet will be in order.

This is extremely dangerous stuff, so don’t leave gum or candy lying around where it can be easily sniffed out by your pet.

As you know, if it’s remotely accessible, Dogs will find it. We experienced this recently with one of our small dogs.

He found a pack of sugarless gum on a table and ate several sticks. Shortly, our poor dog was vomiting, lethargic and in obvious pain.

We rushed him to the vet, fearing the worse, and through some miracle he pulled through. Today, we keep all gum and candy well out of range.

Is Chocolate Poisonous to Dogs?

Chocolate contains Theobromine, which is highly toxic to dogs. Even small doses, especially in your little Dogs, can cause nervous and cardiovascular problems.

Are Grapes and Raisins Poisonous to Dogs?

Grapes and raisins: Grapes and raisins can be highly lethal to your Dogs dog. They can trigger kidney failure, first slowing the production of urine and then increasing the toxicity. If your Dogs gets into either of these items, contact your vet as you may need to induce vomiting or get their stomach pumped.

Is Dark Turkey Meat and Turkey Skin Poisonous to Dogs?

Dark turkey meat and turkey skin: Dark turkey meat and turkey skin has been shown to cause pancreatitis in dogs. This needs to be monitored closely especially during the holidays when friends and family are over and may drop a few tasty morsels as a kind gesture.

Are Onions and Garlic Poisonous to Dogs?

Onions and garlic: Onions and Garlic, in moderate quantities, have a tendency to create issues with your dogs red blood cells causing them to burst as they circulate in the body.

Is Avocado Fruit Poisonous to Dogs?

Avocado fruit: Yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable. Avocado fruit, pits and the plant can trigger fluid retention in your pets lungs, heart and pancreas. This can lead to difficulty in breathing and lack of oxygen, leading to death.

Are Nuts Poisonous to Dogs?

Nuts: Some nuts, especially macadamia and walnuts, can trigger pancreatitis. Some dogs may also be allergic to nuts, much as humans, and this can also be deadly.

Are Mushrooms Poisonous to Dogs?

Mushrooms: Mushrooms contain toxins that can bring on seizures, vomiting and death if ingested.

Bottom line, don’t feed your Dogs people food. There are plenty of great dog treats available online and in pet stores today. Your Dogs will be just as happy with pet treats made especially with his or her health in mind.

Poison Control Number For Dogs?

ASPCA Poison Control at 888-426-4435