Dogs are very opportunistic eaters and love most human foods. Giving dog table scraps and other human foods can be problematic. Of course, you can’t resist those cute eyes of your puppy, but some these human foods can hurt your furry friend. Here is a list of some of the common toxic foods for dogs that humans love but can be very dangerous for your dog.



Avocados contain something known as persin which can be toxic food for dogs and cause diarrhea and vomiting. Although avocado seeds are packed with nutrients however they can get stuck in the stomach or intestine and cause a blockage in dogs.


Alcohol is just as dangerous for dogs as it is for humans and can cause serious brain and liver damage. Even small consumption can cause diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory problems, coordination problems, coma, and even death in some puppies. Its effects are even worse if you have a smaller dog.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause some serious kidney problems in your dog, and sometimes even lead to kidney failure. If you feed your dog even a small amount of grapes or raisins as a treat, it will cause vomiting, and your pup will appear depressed and sluggish.

Onions and Garlic

Garlic and onion are kitchen items and are considered as extremely toxic food for dogs in cooked, raw, or even powdered form. It can cause anemia in dogs as they kill the body’s red blood cells.

Try to keep your puppy away from baby food as it contains onion in powder form, and eating too much can cause poisoning in your dog. Other signs that will appear along with anemia are vomiting, weakness, and breathing problems.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nut is another toxic food for dogs. The common symptoms that will appear are vomiting, muscle tremors, high temperature, and weakness in the hind legs. If you keep feeding chocolate with nuts, these symptoms will get even worse.


Chocolate is notorious for causing health issues in dogs because it contains an ingredient known as theobromine.  This can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, tremors, and even death in your pup. Dark chocolate is the most dangerous chocolate for dogs.

Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums

Peaches, persimmons, and plums are very delicious, but their seeds and pits can cause problems for dogs. Its seeds can get stuck in the small intestine and cause blockages. Not only have that peach and plum pits contained cyanide, which can be poisonous to dogs.

Final words

These 7 human foods can be very toxic to your dogs. If you ever find your pup in trouble after eating these foods, you should immediately contact your vet.



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