Foods And Other Household Items That Are Poisonous For Dogs

By | July 23, 2018

Does your dog love to eat just about anything? Keep a watch!

We all know dogs love to explore and eat whatever they get in front of their eyes. In the quest of exploring things or satiating their hunger, they sometimes mistakenly ingest those objects or parts of it that can prove extremely dangerous to their health. Therefore, a pet owner must hide those objects from their furry companions. Keep them strictly away so they don’t nibble on those items and land themselves into trouble.

There are sundry household items and foods that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, abnormal functioning of organs in dogs. So stay informed.

Foods That Are Poisonous For Dogs

Chocolates and Coffee

It is surprising but true that chocolates can be hazardous to someone. Actually, chocolates and coffee contain methylxanthines which adversely acts on the pet’s body. A dog that has eaten a high quantity of chocolates must be taken to the vet immediately. These two food items cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures and abnormal heartbeat and hence must be strictly hidden from dogs.


Alcohol or foods that contain alcohol can be hazardous to dogs as they cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression of central nervous system, abnormal breathing and even death. Provision of alcohol to pets must, therefore, be strictly prohibited.

Grapes And Raisins

Grapes and raisins are associated with kidney dysfunction and failure in dogs.


All sorts of nuts are bad for dogs. Be it almonds, macadamia, pecans or walnuts – they all have high oil content and can cause pancreatitis, vomiting, and diarrhea in your furry pal.   

Onions And Garlic

Onions and garlic can lead to gastrointestinal disorders in pets. They are also known to cause significant damage to the red blood cells of the dog’s body. Thus must be avoided without carelessness. Refrain from giving any preparation that has these two products in it.

Citrus Plants or Fruits

When citrus fruits ( grapes, oranges, lemon), seeds, stem or leaves are eaten in high quantity, it can cause central nervous system depression and irritation in dogs.

Other foods that are highly toxic to dogs are:

  • Salt
  • Mistletoe
  • Horse Chestnuts
  • Bay Leaf
  • Yeast Dough
  • Raw salmon
  • Sultanas
  • Pot Pourri
  • Potato sprouts
  • Spinach

Household Items That Are Poisonous For Dogs

  • Detergents And Fabric Softeners
  • Bleach
  • Pennies
  • Fertilizers
  • Batteries
  • Garage Chemicals
  • Wires
  • Plastic
  • Antifreeze
  • De-icers
  • Some rodenticides and insecticides used in the garden

Plants That Are Poisonous For Dogs

  • Azalea
  • Daffodil
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Tulip
  • Kalanchoe
  • Sago Palm
  • Oleander
  • Cyclamen
  • Amaryllis
  • Autumn Crocus

Keep a watch on your pet during festival times because most of these household things are eaten by your pet when you are busy partying. Working parents should completely hide these items in their absence. Do not give them table scraps as they may contain poisonous ingredients for a dog. Try not to use the ones you can avoid else keep them out of your pet’s reach. Keep him busy with other activities so that he doesn’t munch on just about anything. And most importantly give him well-balanced food and dietary supplements which will relieve his cravings.

A safe environment is the best possible things you can gift to your pet to stay healthy