Chocolate contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can lead to symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and, in severe cases, seizures.
Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. The exact substance responsible is unknown, so it's best to avoid these fruits altogether.
Onions and garlic contain compounds that can damage a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia. Avoid feeding them in any form, whether raw, cooked, or powdered.
Avocado contains a substance called persin, which, in large amounts, can be toxic to dogs. Additionally, the pit poses a choking hazard, and the high fat content may lead to digestive issues.
Alcohol consumption can lead to alcohol poisoning in dogs. Even small amounts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, coordination problems, and, in severe cases, respiratory failure.
Caffeine, found in coffee, tea, and certain sodas, can stimulate a dog's nervous system, leading to restlessness, increased heart rate, and, in extreme cases, seizures.
Cooked bones, especially those from poultry, can splinter and cause internal injuries or blockages in a dog's digestive system. It's safer to provide specially designed dog chews or toys.
Many nuts are high in fat, which can lead to pancreatitis in dogs. Macadamia nuts, in particular, can cause weakness, vomiting, and hyperthermia.
Always supervise your dog while they chew, especially with new treats or toys. This ensures safety and allows you to monitor their chewing habits.