Human foods dogs can't eat

Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat

Your dog is your best friend. You love him so much that you want to share everything, including food. However, there are many types of food that we enjoy but could be lethal for a dog . On this page, we’re going to look at 6 common types of food that your dog can’t eat.

6 Common Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat

  • Chocolate: This may be a great treat for you, but not for your dog. This is because of a Chocolate is one of the human food dog can't eatsubstance known as methylxanthines. These are stimulants which have a negative impact on your dog’s metabolic system. A small amount can cause your furry friend serious problems. Large amounts of chocolate could be fatal. White chocolate is not as lethal as dark chocolate but can still cause serious problems in large doses.
  • Cinnamon: Your dog should not eat cinnamon. It is irritating to their mouth. Large amounts can lead to liver disease.
  • Canned tuna: While they can eat this to some degree, it is not recommended that you give them large quantities of canned tuna. This is because there is mercury and sodium inside which can cause all sorts of issues if eaten in excess.
  • Onions: This is very toxic to your dog. When we are talking about onions, we are talking about anything in the same ‘family.’ This means no onions, leeks or chives! He should not eat garlic at all as it can be fatal. It is important to note that the symptoms of this tend to be delayed. It may Ice Cream Is One of the Human Food Dogs Can't Eattake a couple of days after consumption before it affects your dog. Therefore, talk to your vets as soon as your dog eats an onion.
  • Ice cream: most dogs do not digest dairy well, so ice cream is not going to be good for their stomach.
  • Almonds: These are not toxic to a dog, but they can tear his esophagus, which can be very expensive to treat.

Other humans foods dog can’t eat: Alcohol, Avocado, Caffeine, Coffee, Garlic, Gum, Grapes, Macadamia Nuts, Milk, Mushrooms, Pits and Seeds from Fruit, Potato skins and Raw Potatoes, Raisins, Rhubarb, Salty Foods in large amounts, Tea, Walnuts, Xylitol, Yeast and Dough.

Leave me a comment below. I’ll share a few human foods dogs CAN eat tomorrow; that can be used to make some treats for your fur baby. 🙂

Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat was last modified: June 17th, 2017 by PetLover


  1. This was a good post I think. I have seen people who let their dogs eat a lot of this stuff you mentioned. Maybe they just don’t know. I know I didn’t know most of them. I hope a lot of dog owners see this. It is important to know about this. Keep informing us.

    1. Author

      Thanks Ronnie.
      Yes it’s very important to dog owner to understand this so they can take great care of their dogs. Some types of food can be very dangerous for dogs.

  2. Good post – all that we now need to do is to teach dogs to read so that they know not to steal stuff on this list 🙂
    (I know – owners shouldn’t leave that sort of stuff lying around unattended)

  3. Thank you for the information. I have heard of some of them before, but not others, so it is an eye opener.
    By the way, when you are talking about garlic and onions, do you mean raw ones, or does it includes the cooked ones that we put in our foods? How do I resist the poppy eyes that my dog puts to me every time that there is something in my plate?

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      Hi Hisbel,
      I would definitely not let our dogs eat garlic and onion, no matter if it’s cooked or raw. There is an ingredient called thiosulphate in onions. Thiosulphate can cause a condition called hemolytic anemia, which can damage your dog’s red blood cells. Some of the symptoms for dogs after eating onions are breathlessness, lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting. It also can take up to 2 to 4 days for symptoms to appear.
      All onions, whether cooked or raw, are toxic to your pets.
      I understand it is hard to resist the poppy eyes, but we don’t let them eat onions and garlic because we love them so much! 🙂

  4. I only knew about the chocolate! Thank goodness my dog isn’t interested in people food (except for cheese which is like CRACK to her), otherwise I might have done something like given her ice cream! Thank you so much for this information, and I’ll be checking back to find out what treats I CAN give her.

  5. Ouch. I think I’ve made several mistakes when I had my pet. She loved to eat all sort of things and thankfully, she had a long life.
    I will keep this list in mind when I have a new dog.

    1. Author

      Hi Arief,
      Thanks for your comment. It’s good that she had a long and happy life. If you have a new dog, you probably should use this list. Most likely, by not letting them eat these foods, it helps them significantly in the long run 🙂

  6. This is so important for people to know. I consider myself to be quite well-informed (I worked in pet food for a couple of years) but there were actually one or two things listed that I wasn’t aware of. I remember when I was younger, my dad used to give our dog grapes. I always told him not to, but his view was that grapes were healthy and the dog liked them, so there was no harm in it. Me being the child and him being the parent, it was a battle I couldn’t win.

    I think many if not most dog owners are now aware that they shouldn’t give their pet chocolate, but I have found that the introduction of dog treats that resemble chocolate have caused some confusion, which is really unfortunate.

    People have to remember that foods which are “natural” are not always natural for their dog. I know some people don’t trust store-bought food and treats (fair enough– having worked in pet food I know some of it is unhealthy crap), but if you don’t want to invest in high-quality store-bought food, then you owe it to your dog to become as educated as possible on pet nutrition. Your pet will thank you. And in some cases, so will your floors and your lawn.

    1. Author

      Hi Craig,
      I 100% agree with you there. Thanks for sharing with us your knowledge. It’s so sad that your dad kept giving your dog grapes. Chocolate is a no-go for sure. Yes thanks for pointing out that chocolate treats are different from chocolate. Chocolate is not good for your dog.
      We need to learn about pet nutrition before giving our dog our treats. Although store-bought treats are not perfect for dogs because of the preservatives sometimes, but you need to make sure homemade treats are safe for your dog. There are a few treats that are not only healthy, but also very tasty recommended in this site:

  7. Great article! It is so great to you spread awareness. I knew for some years that it is a bad thing you give to both your cat or your dog chocolate but I never knew of the side effects of giving them too much tuna. Do you know if it is the same scenario for cats too? Thank you for your post and I am looking forward for your answer!

    1. Author

      Hi Andrei,
      Definitely cats are very similar to dogs. Some tuna now and then probably won’t hurt. However, it can be dangerous if you let your cat eat lots of them. Too much tuna can cause mercury poisoning.

  8. Hey man,

    I love dogs. I had a pitbull who unfortunately passed on suddenly a few weeks ago.

    I used to feed him chocolate etc. People do not know what is bad for dogs. Glad you are educating us.

    What are your thoughts on grapes? Heard they are toxic to.


  9. I am happy that I read this article. I had no idea that I was actually poisoning my best friend by sharing treats with her. I think more people should be aware of their compassion and their dog’s health. A dog looks to you as the alpha to guard against harm. But unknowingly by sharing some foods with them is not being mindful of your obligation to their health. Perhaps a test should be required before adopting a pet to make sure you understand how to care for them.

    1. Author

      Hi Kenneth,
      Great idea, homeowners should take a test before adopting a pet. This will help them take better care of their pets. You can share treats with your best friend. But you shouldn’t give her the treats that might be toxic for her. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Finally I have found a website with all the information that I was looking for.

    I was really desperate in finding an article about Human Foods Dogs Can not Eat.

    I found everything I needed to know about this subject.

    Thanks for your valuable information!

  11. Great article. All dog owners should read this article. It is very informative and important information to know. there were some foods in here I was unaware of. Great job!

    1. Author

      Thanks Patrick. All dog owners should be aware of human foods dogs can’t eat. Even though we love our fur babies, it is important to give them healthy food instead of harmful stuff.

  12. There are lots of useful information. I know there are some bad human foods dogs can’t eat. Therefore, I just don’t allow my dog to eat human foods. However, this post and the next one clarify what food I can feed my dog with. Thanks a lot!

  13. Hi this is a very informative article.I am just wondering if dogs can eat eggs?My neighbour mixes a raw egg with his dog’s food and to be honest it doesn’t look right to me.

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