The following foods are poisonous and/or dangerous for your dog so make sure to keep them well out of reach:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Apple Seeds
  3. Avocado
  4. Candy, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste & Mouthwash
  5. Cat Food
  6. Chocolate
  7. Coffee, Tea & Other Caffeine
  8. Cooked Bones (This is not toxic, but they easily splinter so definitely stay away!)
  9. Corn On The Cob
  10. Fat Trimmings
  11. Garlic
  12. Grapes & Raisins
  13. Hops
  14. Human Vitamins
  15. Liver
  16. Macadamia Nuts
  17. Marijuana
  18. Milk & Dairy Products (Yogurt is an exception here, see note below)
  19. Onions & Chives
  20. Persimmon, Peaches & Plum Pits
  21. Raw Meat & Fish
  22. Rhubarb & Tomato Leaves
  23. Salt
  24. Sugar
  25. Tobacco
  26. Xylitol
  27. Yeast

Note on yogurt: Your dog can eat plain yogurt, it’s actually a very fun treat! You can give them a small amount on a plate as a treat, smear it on a silicone lick mat, or even freeze it for an ice cream-like treat. Lactose can cause an upset stomach for some dogs and lead to diarrhea, vomiting and gas, so if you give your dog yogurt keep an eye to see whether they have an issue with lactose. Additionally, you should take special care in choosing the yogurt because most contain artificial sweeteners, fruit on bottom, or other flavoring components that would not be good for them. As a rule of thumb, Greek yogurt also has less lactose so you can opt for a plain low-fat Greek yogurt for them to help prevent any reaction to lactose. If you’re interested, we’re happy to share the yogurt brand we give our dogs. Just reach out!