12 Human Foods That Could Kill Your Dog



As a responsible dog owner, it’s critical to know what you can and can’t feed your dog. Is it enough to just stick with a decent doggy diet?

Nope. There’s a ton of foods you probably didn’t know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans. There’s nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they’re still man’s best friend, they probably shouldn’t eat like your best friend.

While we often think of our dogs as family members, treating them as such at mealtimes can do more harm to them than merely spoiling them by spicing up their dinners. Here’s a look at the twelve most dangerous “human” foods that could kill your dog, what’s in them, and what it can do to your dogs.

#1 – Chocolate

Image Source: Flickr - John Loo
Image SourceFlickr – John Loo

Chocolate is one of the most common foods that is bad for dogs, so we figured we’d knock it off the list early. Dog owners know better than to leave a Toblerone or two laying around.

What’s In It:

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which fall under the methylxanthines category. When we hear the phrase “the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous,” it’s because white chocolates contain fewer methylxanthines. Thus, less toxicity.

What It Can Do:

If eaten by a dog, chocolate can cause vomitingdehydration, abdominal pains, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, seizures and death.