Top 7 Bad Foods for Dogs

Bad food for dogs

There are a lot of healthy foods for dogs that dogs can eat. But did you know there is certainly bad food for dogs? These are foods dogs can’t eat because they are harmful to health and can cause them serious side effects.

Here is a list of the top 10 bad food for dogs.

1.) Avocado

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Avocados are one of the bad food for dogs. First, they can cause your dog to choke due to the big seed in the middle of the fruit.

Second, they contain the chemical Persin which is toxic to dogs and can cause serious problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, heart damage, and pancreatitis, a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed.

Persin is available in the avocado fruit, its seed, leaves, and the plant. So it is important to let your dog stay away from any of these part as they can cause your dog to become sick.

2.) Chocolate

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Chocolate is poisonous to dogs. The danger of chocolate depends on the type of chocolate, the amount consumed, and your dog’s size.

Chocolate contains theobromine, a toxic component for dogs. For humans, it is easy to metabolize and break down theobromine; however, for dogs, they process it at a slower rate building up toxins in their bodies.

Larger dogs can consumer more amounts than smaller dogs before suffering the side effects of chocolate. A small amount of chocolate can cause your dog an upset stomach with diarrhea or vomiting.

While large amounts of theobromine can produce tremors, seizures, internal bleeding, heart attack, and irregular heartbeat.

Also, the highest amount of theobromine is found in cocoa, cooking chocolate, and dark chocolate while the least amount of theobromine is found in white milk chocolate and white chocolate.

3.) Garlic and Onions

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Garlic and onions contain N-propyl disulfide, a compound, that causes damage to red blood cells. Red blood cells eventually break down and get destroyed leading to a condition known as anemia.

It also leads to red or brown urine. Other symptoms of anemia are breathlessness, weaknesses, and vomiting. If the case is severe of anemia, it can lead to organ failure, internal organ damage, and in some cases death.

It can even lead to your dog collapsing from the lack of oxygen as the red blood cells are not able to carry sufficient oxygen to the body.

4.) Cooked bones

Cooked bones are one of the bad dogs for dogs food. Cooking the bones makes them brittle and can easily break into sharp pieces causing damage when passing through the digestive system and your dog’s teeth.

The pieces of broken bones can also cause a choking problem to dogs. It is best to not give your dog cooked bones rather you can give them bone shaped treats instead.

5.) Grapes and Raisins

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Grapes and raisins are toxic foods for dogs. Therefore, a small amount can lead to many serious problems. One of their serious side effects is that they can lead to kidney damage which can cause kidney failure.

Some of the symptoms of being affected by the toxic are vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, weakness, decreased appetite, changes in urine, and abdominal pain.

If your dog has eaten grapes or raisins, it is an emergency and you should take them to the vet immediately.

6.) Sugary food

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This type of food causes harmful effects on dogs’ bodies. Sugary food can cause an upset stomach causing diarrhea or vomiting.

It can also lead to liver failure due to the drop and rise of blood sugar levels. This drop and rise could also lead to diabetes and problems such as weight gain and changes in metabolism which leads to weaker muscles, diseases, and obesity.

The drop in sugar levels can cause your dog to become sleepy, irritable, and moody too.

7.) Salty food

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Salty food is one of the dangerous foods for dogs. If your dog eats salty food, it causes them a condition known as sodium ion poisoning.

This salt poisoning can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, excessive thirst or urination, and decreased appetite. In severe cases, it can lead to coma, seizures, tremors, and even death.


In conclusion, these are some of the foods that your dog shouldn’t eat because they will cause them severe problems, poisoning, and even death. These foods affect your dog’s health negatively and should be avoided.

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