Harmful Foods for dogs

All the foods I’m going to list in this article are dangerous for dogs to eat, they all cause serious sickness to dogs and can even cause them to die. Here I’m going to mentions the 10 foods or group of foods that shouldn’t ever, ever be given to a dog.

                1. Sugar

The dogs metabolism is more sensitive than the human metabolism. And after 1 year or so of daily sugar it will cause a dog serious Diabetes type 2.


2. Onions, Tomatoes & Garlic

the onions, tomatoes & garlic are very toxic for dogs. It doesn’t matter either the onions are cooked, raw or dry. and it doesn’t matter what kind of onions, red, yellow or white all onions are toxic for dogs. Just a bit of onions 0.5 once(15,grams) or even less can cause serious sickness and will need to go to a vet.

The garlic for us human beings are very beneficial but for a dog the garlic is toxic and can cause death as well.

3. Coffee, tea, chocolate.

The caffeine of the coffee and tea can and will harm your dog. And not only the tea and coffee but everything that has caffeine on it like Coke, coca Cola or any other soda that also has a lot of sugar. Chocolate will kill your dogs, Even a bit of chocolate can kill your dog.

              4. Avocado

The avocado is also toxic for dogs. And the middle bone in the avocado can actually chock dogs.and will need an urgent operation to take the bone out of the dogie throat which is not easy to take out because its slippery and round.

               5. Salt

Too much salt will latterly kill your dog. The natural food alright has its natural salt but adding salt will harm them so please don’t give them any salt at all.

6. Macadamia nuts, grapes & rains

These foods causes diarrhea, renal problems which will cause serious sickness to any dog.

7. Mold Food or Spoil Food

Dogs are more sensitive to Spoil food than us humans  It can cause combutions, diarrhea, vomiting, motor incordinations. It can cause dogs terrible hepatic conditions that could also be fatal


             8. Alcohol

Never give alcohol to a dog it will harm Your dog. It doesn’t matter neither is just a bit of wine or beer or strong alcohol like whiskey and mix drinks, it will make a dog very sick and it could be fatal. You’ll need to take your dog to a veterinarian urgently.

9. The dough of raw bread or Cooked bones

Raw bread dough that contains yeast can lead to serious and even fatal poisoning in dogs. The lump of the bread dough will expand in the dogs stomach causing several abominates distention. As the yeast cells ferment, blood ethanol can rise to toxic levels.

       10. Cherries, spicy or hot food.

The main danger of cherries is their bits, stems and leaves contain cyanide, which is poisonous and potentially lethal if consumed in high enough quantities. Cherries pits can also get lodged in a dog digestive tract cause intestinal blockages.

The spicy & hot food causes diarrhea, vomiting,throwing-up, renal problems

In other words, all the foods listed above are very dangerous for dogs to eat, they all cause them serious sickness, chocking and some even death. So please never give a dog any of the listed foods above.



  • Paolo |November 13, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I didn’t know that salt in tomatoes was not good for our dog. Many times I have given him pizza leftovers, and he seems to enjoy them. I will be more careful from here on.
    I expected alcohol or sugar to be bad for dogs as they are for humans. And they, in fact, are. But my list mas smaller than it should be.

    • Claudia |November 14, 2021 at 2:51 am

      Yes, of course dogs love and enjoy eating pizza but the fact is that the tomatoes have an element that is toxic for dogs. Just like we enjoy eating with sugar and drinking alcohol but it’s bad for us.  The chocolate is good for us but can actually kill a dog. If you go to a veterinarian and ask for a list of food dogs can’t eat, you can confirm that what I say is correct.

  • Mitch Taylor |March 21, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I am absolutely astounded at the number of everyday foods that we take for granted that are so toxic for dogs!! 😮

    I am not a dog owner but have many family members and friends that have dogs and I love them all. For me as a non-dog owner, this article is invaluable as it will help avoid us, non-dog owners, mistakingly giving one of our furry friends the WRONG treat!!!

    Thank You!!

    • Claudia |March 26, 2022 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you for your comments. I ‘m happy to to know that you find this post useful. Have a great day.

  • Mitch |March 21, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I am absolutely astounded at the number of everyday foods that we take for granted that are so toxic for dogs!! 

    I am not a dog owner but have many family members and friends that have dogs and I love them all. For me as a non-dog owner, this article is invaluable as it will help avoid us, non-dog owners, mistakingly giving one of our furry friends the WRONG treat!!!

    Thank You!

    • Claudia |March 22, 2022 at 2:19 am

      Hello Mitch. I’m glad to know that this article was helpful. Thank you so much for your feedback.

  • Hari S Nair |March 21, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Hi Claudia,

    We have a beagle at our home and he is just like a family member for us. I know that chocolates and sweets are very harmful to dogs but the fact that salt and tomatoes are also harmful to them is new to me. Thank you for this information, we will keep this in mind. Are fruits with natural sweetness like watermelon and mangoes also harmful to dogs?

    • Claudia |March 22, 2022 at 2:39 am

      Hello Hari. Actually watermelon is marvelous for dogs because is mostly water and it’s great to hydrate specially when it’s hot. The heat is realy bad for them. Important: take off the seeds and never give the skin of the watermelon.

      Mango- yes you need to take off the seeds and skin. They can have only a couple of slices. If after12 to 24 hour they get a little bit of diareha just don’t give them more.   I’m going to post soon an articles on what fruits dogs can eat and how much at https://maxdoglovers.com I hope this helps

  • sugiya |March 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    This is a great article about foods that dogs should avoid. I have 9 dogs at home. And I’m a bit surprised that salt will also kill dogs. I better let my parents know about this matter. May I know how much salt is considered too much? Because one of my dogs loves to eat a bit of salty food. 

    • Claudia |March 22, 2022 at 2:15 am

      Hello. Salt;doesn’t kill them like garlic, onions and tomatoes that are toxic for them. And for one time it’s not going to harm them but it will harm them with time. Thisnis why andogmshouldn’t eat any salt. You can replace thensalt with a tea spoon of Olive oilnextra.virgen or a little but of butter without salt.  You can check exact amount according to the dog’s size in the website: https://maxdoglovers.com. I hope this helps. If you have any doubts or question please feel free to text me.

  • Michel Maling |March 21, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, I knew caffeine and chocolate was bad for dogs, but had no idea about the fact that onions and garlic were also bad. We often give our dog left over mince and it has onion and garlic in it. Luckily he has never gotten sick, but will definitely be more careful in the future.

    Avo also seems to be bad for not only dogs but also parrots, so I wonder why it is actually good for us?

    • Claudia |March 22, 2022 at 1:59 am

      Hello Michel: Great question. Some of the food that is good for us like garlic, onion and tomatoes are toxic for dogs. This is for various reasons. First of all the dog’s metabolisam is more sencitive then ours. Also a dog desents fromthe wolf. And dogs and wolf by nature are both carnivores in other word theynonly eat meat. For example the garlic has a component that is toxic to a dog’s metabolilism.

      As apost to the human race. We humanbeings need to eat more vegetables then meat in order to be healthy. Our metabolism is very different from dog’s.

      If check my website: https://maxdoglovers.com I have some posts that lists some of the vegetables they can eat and the amount. There plate needs to be mostly meat and maybe a piece of potato or sweet potato or rice boiled and without spices or salt