Dogs will pretty much eat anything. From a brand new kitchen chair to a plate of old Mexican food that’s been sitting out for weeks; they like food and they’ll eat it at all costs. Here’s a list of human food to NEVER give your dog. Even if they’re looking at you like they’ll love you and be by your side for the rest of your life…don’t give them the food.
With Summer coming up, everyone knows the guacamole will be busted out left and right. Be careful not to share this snack with your dog, as avocados contain a substance called persin that can be very harmful to dogs in large enough quantities.
Is your dog a happy drunk? A belligerent drunk? Perhaps a sloppy drunk? If you know the answer to this question, you’re not being a good doggy parent. Just like for humans, alcohol negatively affects a dog’s liver. The only difference is that it takes much less alcohol to seriously damage a dog’s liver than a human’s. So no more drunk doggies!
- Onions / Garlic
Even small amounts of onion or garlic (in any form) can lead to anemia in your dog. Signs of an anemic pup are weakness, vomiting, loss of appetite and difficulty breathing.
We know, we know. It feels cruel to deny our dogs all of the best things in life, but it is in their best interest to keep them away from caffeine. First of all, do you really want your dog to have more energy? Think about it. More importantly, caffeine in large enough quantities can be…prepare yourself…FATAL. Caffeine poisoning can occur as a result of your dog eating/drinking coffee, tea, cocoa, colas, etc.
Well duh. Most of us know to never give a dog chocolate. Chocolate contains several harmful ingredients for dogs. Chocolate is sooooo good though. Sorry pups. Not for you, only for me.
Even though watching a dog try to eat a grape is just about the cutest and funniest thing of all time, unfortunately it’s not a great idea. Too many grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs, but even a small amount of grapes can make your dog ill. And no, your dog cannot have raisins either for the same reasons!
- Dairy Products
Even though we’ve all watched Beethoven share an ice cream cone with a little girl in the movies, it’s just cinema people. In reality, milk-based products can cause diarrhea and digestive issues for pups. So unless you want to see that ice cream again real soon, we suggest resisting the temptation of having a rom-com moment with your dog.
You’re a human and your dog isn’t. Don’t give your dog your food.