Memorize These Foods Dogs Should Avoid!

don't give your dog these foodsFor today’s Quick Tip Tuesday post, let’s look at what foods are toxic to dogs.

Do you know which human foods dogs should avoid?

I thought I did, but there were a few surprises when I read the danger lists. You may want to refresh your memory also by looking at these charts. Better yet, if you have children at home, print off the chart and hang it in your kitchen cupboard for everyone to refer to. I’ve provided three different links, pick the one you like best to print off.

Better safe than sorry.

Some foods that never crossed my mind as being a problem were walnuts, grapes/raisins and bread yeast dough. I don’t do much baking, but I’ve eaten walnuts and not knowing at the time, given a walnut to my dogs.  Luckily one or two walnuts was not harmful to my Dobermans.

Alcohol should be a no-brainer. I suppose a dog could accidently drink it.  But it did remind me of a time many years ago when my neighbor gave her small dogs a bit of Port wine. Apparently, there was an old wives tale, that giving a dog some wine would stunt their growth and keep them small. Ridiculous, I know!  Luckily, the dogs were fine and hopefully, this old Portuguese tradition has died.

The 5 Most Harmful Foods Dogs Should Avoid:

  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol Sugar
  • Grapes & Raisins
  • Alcohol

Has your dog ever had a bad experience with human foods?

dangerous food for doberman dogs to eat

Printable PDF from Pet Insurance,  Toxic Food Guide for dogs.


lllustration: Liam Gooley
lllustration: Liam Gooley

The hellawella danger foods chart.

foods dogs should avoid and medication,plants, household chemicals

The Pet Poison Control Chart


  1. J-Qwellin said:

    yes. I noticed that also. I think the major concern with raw is salmonella bacteria/safe food handling. Also, bones need to be appropriate so that dogs don’t choke or break teeth. I can’t give my dogs anything too hard, this includes those antler chews because of teeth chipping. Ask any vet dentist if they have raw meat patients, you might be surprised. I was.

    October 13, 2015
  2. Janis said:

    I see “raw meat” and “raw eggs” on the list as somewhat wrong. I feed a RAW diet. So my boys eat “raw meat” and “raw eggs”.

    October 13, 2015

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