Foods That Are Toxic to Dogs

April 14, 2020
Living At Home

With humans spending more time with our dogs under the “stay at home” state orders, you may find a new challenge on your plate – resisting the urge to share your work-from-home lunch with your furry co-worker. 


While they can be very convincing beggars, never let them choose what lands in their belly. Even healthy human foods can be toxic for dogs. So before you drop an extra nibble on the floor for your Chief Hound Officer, consult the following list for foods that could make your dog sick.


  • Alcohol
  • Apple seeds 
  • Apricot pits 
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (chocolate specifically is toxic to dogs, cats & ferrets, plus any candy containing Xylitol) 
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes 
  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar-free gums may contain Xylitol)
  • Hops (used in home beer brewing) 
  • Macadamia nuts 
  • Moldy foods 
  • Mushroom plants 
  • Mustard seeds 
  • Onions & onion powder 
  • Peach pits 
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts) 
  • Raisins 
  • Rhubarb leaves 
  • Salt 
  • Tea (it contains caffeine) 
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts) 
  • Walnuts 
  • Xylitol (this replacement sweetener is toxic to pets)
  • Yeast dough