Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

This is the time of year I always check in on ASPCA’s poison control center updates to see if any new foods dogs should not eat has popped up that I need to be careful to lock away from Tessie. Most of the foods that are toxic to dogs are the usual suspects that remain the same and are the ones that are locked behind vault doors at our house. So if you’re not aware of all the possible foods poisonous to dogs, here’s a top 10 list to get you started.

1. Chocolate

This is one of the few times I’m happy not to be my dog. If I had to stop eating chocolate all together or suffer extreme illness due to eating it, I’d be exceedingly depressed.

2. Alcohol

I always need to watch Tessie during parties as she has a penchant for the spiked punch. Similar to humans but on a much larger scale, alcohol is not good for your pooch at all, even in moderation.

3. Macadamia Nuts

My girlfriend keeps these on hand for making cookies, which is actually quite rare. However, be sure they do not make their way into the stomachs of your “best friends”.

4. Grapes and Raisins

No worries in this household. You won’t catch us eating anything that has raisins in it and the closest we get to eating grapes is drinking them with wine. So I think it’s safe to say that since wine has both grapes and alcohol, that could be a double whammy.

5. Raw or undercooked meat or eggs

We’re pretty much a well done type of family here. But take extra precautions if your dog is ultra sly when you’re preparing meals with these ingredients. There’s been many occasion when I’m cooking and all of a sudden, any food I’ve had on the chopping board has “mysteriously” disappeared. Fortunately, Tessie can’t keep a straight face and hands it back pretty quickly.







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