Harmful Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

We consider our dogs as members of our family, however feeding them the same food we eat can cause injury to them. Dogs are not used to eating the oily, fatty foods as humans do, and can get diarrhea, upset stomachs or worse from eating the wrong foods. It’s important to know what foods are toxic to dogs and avoid them.

Harmful foods Your Dog Should Avoid - Chocolate

Chocolate - Dogs love chocolate, but in fact it's one of the most dangerous foods for them. Chocolate contains a toxic component called theobromine that is easily metabolized by humans but dogs process it much more slowly, building up toxic levels in their system.  

Theobromine in chocolate can cause dehydration, abdominal pains, severe agitation, muscle tremors, seizures and death. The darker the chocolate is, the more dangerous it is for your dog. White chocolate is less toxic, but should still be avoided.


Avocado -  Avocado is known to be very healthy for humans and can be delicious when correctly prepared, but your dog should avoid this fruit avocado contains a toxin called persin.  

Dogs can develop an upset stomach, breathing difficulties and fluid buildup in the chest after eating an avocado.