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10 Human Foods That Could Kill Your Dog

By Karly Carpena
October 29, 2015

Everyone is guilty of feeding their dogs human food. But the truth is that this can lead to obesity and other health problems. If you still feel the need to feed your dog your leftovers, make sure that they don’t include any of the following foods as they can kill your pooch!

1. Dairy

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Dogs lack the enzymes needed to digest milk and cheese. Even the littlest bit can cause major stomach aches and vomiting.

2. Caffeine

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It’s hard to resist sharing your Starbucks with your dog, but coffee and chocolate both contain methylxanthines like theobromine and caffeine. Both can cause MAJOR health problems, even death!

3. Avocados

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Who knew? Every part of an avocado tree is toxic to dogs: The avocado fruit, leaves, bark and seeds. They are known to increase fluid in the lungs making it difficult for your dog to breathe.

4. Apple Cores

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Plums, peaches, pears, apricots, and apple seeds contain cyanide that is deadly to both humans and dogs. A couple seeds won’t hurt anyone, but here it’s about excess consumption.

5. Yeast

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Yeast can cause a dog severe pain, abdominal discomfort, and potentially ruptured their stomach. So try and keep your dog away from bread as the fermentation can cause lethargy and vomiting.

6. Garlic

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Garlic in any form can destroy a dogs’ red blood cells. KEEP AWAY!

7. Onions

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Onions can trigger weakness, vomiting, loss of appetite and breathlessness.

8. Grapes And Raisins

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Most dog owners know this one already, but The grapes and raisins are known to cause diarrhea, dehydration and sometimes kidney failure.

9. Macadamia Nuts

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This one sounds a bit weird, but it’s true! Scientists don’t know why, but ingesting macadamia nuts can lead to depression, hypothermia, tremors and affect their ability to walk on their hind legs.

10. Bacon

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Even I am guilty of feeding my dog delicious bacon! Bacon can cause diseases like pancreatitis, problems with digestion and nutrient absorption.

I think the big takeaway here is that dogs can share a bit of your human food every once in a while, but excess consumption of certain foods can be deadly…Even in humans!

Source: Tastemade