Foods That Are Toxic to Dogs
We have all heard that chocolate is bad for our four legged pals, but there are a several other human foods that you should avoid feeding your dogs. The Humane Society published this list of household items that can be harmful to your pets.
Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
Hops (used in home beer brewing)
Onions and onion powder
Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
Tea (because it contains caffeine)
Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
There are several signs that your dog may have ingested something toxic including: vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, lethargy, and lack of appetite. If you suspect your dog consumed something contact your vet immediately.
Want more information? Check out the ASPCA’s information about how these foods effect dogs: