9 Most Dangerous and Poisonous Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dogs


Perfectly suitable foods for human may be toxic and poisonous to your animals and specially your pet like cats and dogs. All animals have  different  metabolism. Metabolism is the process of breaking down food nutrient and turning it into energy.
some food may have temptation  for human, like burger,chocolate and french candies but not for pets ,think wisely  of your dog best interest at heart when you share your food with it.

Toxic and dangerous foods for dog

1. Spoiled Food

Expired Foods or food that has not been properly refrigerated is not good for your dog. Spoiled Food is extremely dangerous for your dog,Even  Dogs have a very low pH in their stomachs and could not  digest the rotten food. Rotten food carries parasites and bacteria like salmonella which will make your dog sick. So  Do not let your dog have access to such stuff.

Rotten food can easily be differentiated from fresh food by physical appearance,such as a change in color,an unpleasant odor, a change in texture,  or bad taste. Various factors cause food to spoil like Light, oxygen, heat, humidity, temperature, and  bacteria can all affect both safety and quality of perishable foods.



Diseases Associated With Spoiled Food

Spoiled food consumption can be dangerous If left untreated, severe poisoning can be fatal. It can cause an


  • Irregular heartbeat
  • kidney failure
  • Liver damage
  • Neurological problems
  • Loss of blood
  • Loss of appetite


2. Salty Food

Never give your dog Salty food like crisp snack, biscuit, cookies But just like they aren’t really good for humans, they aren’t good for dogs either. salty food contain huge amount of sodium. Eating too much sodium can result in sodium ion poisoning. Sodium ion poisoning symptoms includes

Although salt  in Moderation Sodium is an essential mineral in the balanced diet of every dog. It helps your puppy body maintain an ideal balance of fluid in his cells. 

Healthy dogs weight around 33 pounds should consume no more than 100 mg of sodium per day.Some dogs with heart disease might require lower amounts of sodium, but your vet can help you find the right amount.

Diseases Associated With Salty Food


  • High fever
  • Increase the blood pressure
  • Constant need for water.
  • Diarrhea,
  • Excessive thirst
  • Seizures,
  • Kidney damage
  • Vomiting


If you see  your dog may be showing signs, give him a full bowl of water and  consult vet doctor immediately.


3. Fried And Fatty Foods

Never give your dog Foods like fried chicken and french fries which can be toxic to dogs. Eating fried foods can cause pancreatic inflammation leading to pancreatitis, which can turn into a life threatening.pancreatitis can cause extreme vomiting and requires immediate emergency care.

Dogs digest differently than humans and eating the wrong foods can lead to long term health problems.fried food usually deep fried is vegetable oil, which makes the meat very rich with fat.No doubt fat  is an important component in every dog’s diet, but the average percentage included should range between 10 to a maximum of 15 %.


excessive amount of fat is  dangerous especially for dogs who suffer from heart problems or are overweight. Another negative aspect about those foods is the amount of salt they have. Dogs’ bodies cannot tolerate excessive amounts of salt, which makes fried chicken all the more unhealthy for them.

Diseases Associated With Fried And Fatty Foods

Food with high fat and salt percentage can seriously cause damage to your pup’s body.


  • kidney failure
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dehydration
  • Over weight
  • Urination


4. Nuts And Dry Fruits

Nuts that are okay for dogs to eat include peanuts, almonds and cashews but in limited amount.To much consumption may cause cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Dog owners should not feed their pups macadamia nuts or black walnuts, as both can cause problems.Nuts in general, are not a good treat for dogs but this particular nut can be toxic If you suspect your dog may have eaten even a small amount of macadamia nuts, consult your veterinarian immediately.
Dogs can not chew nuts as well as humans, the nuts may become a choking hazard or cause an intestinal blockage.

Disease Associated With Nuts And Dry Fruits

Symptoms of nut Poisoning in Dogs includes
weakness, especially in the hind legs.


  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Fever


Some cases are mild showing only a few symptoms, and resolve themselves within a few days.
However there are serious cases involving constant shaking,high fever,and an inability to walk.vet may recommend close at home observation and additionally activated charcoal and/or a cathartic to help the nuts speed through your dog digestive system.

5. Food Rich With Sugar

Unfortunately dogs can also suffer the same harmful effects of sugar consumption like diabetes, obesity, dental problems, and many more.
This applies to any food containing sugar. Make sure you check the ingredient label for your dog foods.sugar is found in just about everything these days. Too much sugar for your dog can lead to dental issues,obesity and even diabetes.It can cause your dog's blood sugar to lower and can also cause liver failure.early symptom include lethargy, vomiting  and coordination problems. Eventually, your dog may have seizures.

6. Yeast

Just like yeast rises in bread, it will also expand and rise within your dog's tummy. Make sure they don’t get any. While mild cases will cause gas lots of farting and discomfort rupture to their stomach and intestines. Yeast dough is also dangerous for dogs because as it ferments and rises it can makes alcohol which can lead to alcohol poisoning
Yeast dough can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your pet digestive system. This can be painful and can cause the stomach to bloat, and potentially twist, becoming a life threatening.


7. Chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which incrise the heart rate and stimulate the nervous system. Depending on the type of chocolate,amount your dog ingested and your dog’s weight will determine how sick your dog may become.While rarely fatal,chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic and poisonous because it contain a chemical called theobromine, as well as caffeine. Dogs cannot metabolize theobromine and caffeine as well as people can. 

A small amount of chocolate will  only give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea,With large amount theobromine can produce muscle tremors seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding and heart attack.


8. Alcohol

same like human alcohol has the same effect on a dogs liver and brain. Even a small amount can take your dog in trouble. Just a little beer, liquor, wine, or food with alcohol can be bad causing cause vomiting, diarrhea, coordination problems, breathing problems, coma, even death.

9. Onions and Garlic

Onion can kill your dog red blood cell and can cause anemia,Keep onions and garlic powdered away from your dog. That is even the onion powder in some baby food. Eating a lot just once can cause poisoning. Look for signs like weakness, vomiting, and breathing problems.

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