#6: Grapes and Raisins
While grapes and raisins are perfectly healthy for humans, they are severely toxic to dogs. Even a few grapes or raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.
#7: Macadamia Nuts
While the exact toxic mechanism in Macadamia nuts is still unknown, we do know that Macadamia nuts are moderately toxic to dogs. Eating Macadamia nuts can affect a dog’s nerve function, and cause severe lethargy, increased body temperature, vomiting, tremors, joint stiffness, and even the inability to walk. Macadamia nuts are definitely something a dog should never eat.
#8: Onions and Garlic
Both onions and garlic are moderately toxic to dogs. The ingestion of onions or garlic can cause nausea, oral irritation, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, pale gums, elevated heart rate, increased respiratory rate, weakness and exercise intolerance.
#9: Xylitol (an artifical sweetener)
An artificial sweetener, Xylitol can be severely toxic to dogs, and can cause weakness, lethargy, vomiting, tremors, seizures, jaundice, malaise, black tar-like stool, coma, and even death in dogs. Xylitol is a popular sugar-free artificial sweetener found in gums, mints, puddings, and gelatin snacks. A product is likely to contain xylitol when it is said to be “sugar-free.” It is best to avoid giving your dog such products.
#10: Yeast Dough
Unbaked yeast dough is considered to be mildly to severely toxic for dogs. It’s important to make sure that your dog never eats unbaked yeast dough as unbaked yeast dough is likely to expand in your dog’s belly resulting in a bloated stomach or even gastric dilatation volvulus.
Remember that dogs cannot tell what is safe for them to eat and what is not. As a dog owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your four-legged best friend doesn’t consume anything dangerous.