Most Dangerous Foods For Dogs


Mia Staubli, Writer

Dogs can eat most things, but there are some foods that are highly dangerous for them. Of course, we all love having our dogs try new things and seeing how they like it, and there can be some things that they like but are not good for them. And if they eat these foods depending on the amount of food intake they had it can be more or less harmful but that is not any reason to feed your dogs even a small bit of it. 


There are many foods that can be dangerous for dogs but there are some that are more dangerous than others. First, garlic and onion are dangerous for dogs, this is not only because they can have garlic breath after eating but they both contain a substance that can destroy or even damage a dog’s red blood cells which can lead to anemia. Caffeine can also be dangerous for dogs as it can cause caffeine poisoning therefore your dog would be sick and not feel good. Next, grapes and raisins can also be very dangerous for dogs as they can cause vomiting but ultimately kidney failure in dogs. Of course, as we all know chocolate is extremely dangerous to dogs, but why? What makes chocolate toxic to dogs is a substance called theobromine, which can cause abnormal heartbeats, tremors, seizures, and death. But dark and unsweetened chocolate is the deadliest as they include the most theobromine. Fat trimming and bones are also dangerous to dogs, this is because the fat can cause pancreatitis in dogs. As well as bones are choking hazards but can also splinter and puncture a dog’s throat or digestive tract. And those are just some of the few most dangerous foods for dogs as there are many more that you should not feed your dogs. 


There are still many more foods that you should not feed your dog and you should always make sure that foods that you feed your dog are safe before you give them some of your own food from your plate or pantry. (Some dogs may also become sick from human foods even if it is not dangerous for them, it really depends individually on your dog.) Even if you do give dogs human food you should only feed them small amounts unless instructed otherwise by a veterinarian. You should only feed your dogs foods that are beneficial to them!