I love to share my food with my dogs! I also love to make healthy toppers for my dog’s food. I feed them dry kibble with fruits and vegetables on top.
Some human food is not always dog friendly. Dogs have a different rate of metabolism than we do as humans.
Because of wanting to share my food, I’m always researching what’s good and what fruits and vegetables are toxic for dogs. I want them to be as healthy as we are as adults.
We may assume that fruits and vegetables healthy for us are good for our dogs. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Some fruits and vegetables are toxic to dogs.
So if you plan on sharing with your dogs, make sure you don’t include any of these items.
Guide to Fruits and Vegetables Toxic for Dogs
Did you know that alcohol has the same effect on a dogs liver and brain that it has on people? It does, but it only takes a tiny amount of beer, liquor, wine or even food with alcohol to become toxic for dogs.
A small amount of alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems and coordination problems eventually leading to a coma or death.
2. Apple Seeds
Apple seeds contain cyanide. Cancer causing, poisonous cyanide.
I do not feed my dogs asparagus. It’s a complicate vegetable. It’s too hard to eat raw and by the time you cook it, all the nutrients are gone. I would choose carrots over asparagus.
Dogs should not eat avocados. The pit, skin and leaves of avocados contain persin, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.
They cause breathing problems and diarrhea.
5. Baking Soda, Baking Powder
Cherries contain cyanide and are toxic to dogs. Eating cherries can cause your dog's eyes to dilate, have difficulty breathing and red gums from having cyanide poisoning.
Chives are part of the onion family and should never be given to either dogs or cats.
They can cause your pet red blood cells to rupture causing vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. All breeds of dogs are susceptible.
We're all familiar with the different types of chocolate. Dark, white or milk chocolate.
The most dangerous chocolate is dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate.
The problem with chocolate is that it contains theobromine. A highly toxic substance that can cause heart problems, tremors and seizures. Even a small amount can lead to death.
9. Coffee and Caffeine
Coffee and Caffeine might be fatal for a dog. Even coffee beans or coffee grounds are toxic.
10. Fruit pits and Seeds from Fruit
The problem with seeds of fruit is that they can cause blockages in a dogs’s small intestine.
Most people know not to eat the pits and seeds, but our dogs are scavengers that will eat just about anything. Therefore, it’s important to keep them away from dogs.
A very tiny amount of garlic is okay for your dog, but it’s best to be avoided. If a dog eats just a little too much, it can destroy your dog’s red blood cells causing permanent damage. It’s best to avoid garlic.
More Fruits and Vegetables Toxic for Dogs
Never allow your dogs to eat grapes or raisins. This fruit is very toxic to dogs leading them into kidney failure.
Just a small amount of grapes can cause irreversible kidney failure. If your dog eats some grapes or raisins, get them to a veterinarian right away.
Frozen grapes are a great treat for humans. For dogs, it can cause kidney failure. It only takes a small amount of grapes for a dog to vomit and become sluggish and depressed.
No. Leeks are toxic for both dogs and cats.
13. Macadamia Nuts
I did not understand how dangerous macadamia nuts were for dogs until I researched things to keep away from my dogs. Did you know that just 6 macadamia nuts can make a dog sick?
They can develop muscle shakes, vomiting, run a high temperature and even weakness in their back legs. Keeping nuts away from pets is imperative to their health.
14. Milk and Dairy
I love cheese and would love to share it with my puppies. Unfortunately, milk or dairy can cause diarrhea and other digestive issues. They can also trigger food allergies.
No, mushrooms are toxic for dogs. Especially wild mushrooms. This is a fungus that a dog should not eat and can even lead to death.
You should always avoid giving your dog nuts of any kids.
Different kinds of nuts carry a variety of different symptoms and can be fatal for a dog.
The worst offenders of nuts are walnuts, pecans, pistachios, macademia nuts and brazil nuts.
While it’s not something common that’s lying around your house. Nutmeg can be potentially deadly for dogs, causing tremors and seizures in dogs.
Straight up, onions will not only poison your dogs, they are poisonous for cats as well. Never feed your dogs onions.
Onions like garlic are common in most households. Unfortunately, onions whether powdered, raw, cooked or even dehydrated should be kept away from your dog. Onions can kill a dog's red blood cells, which may cause anemia.
Manufacturer’s hide onions in many common household spices and foods. Even some baby food has some onion powder.
Did your dog get into some onions? You’ll want to look for onion toxicity symptoms like weakness, vomiting, and eventually breathing problems.
19. Persimmon Seeds
Occasionally I’ll find Persimmon fruit in my local grocery store.
After talking to our veterinarian, I found out that the persimmon seeds are harmful for my dogs. A small amount can cause a high temperature and diarrhea.
Rhubarb is a surprise to me. I would have thought it was okay for dogs. I was wrong!
Rhubarb can cause damage to the nervous system, kidneys, heart problems and even affect the digestive tract. If you have a garden with Rhubarb, you’ll want to keep your dog away from the garden.
21. Salt or Salty Food Snacks
Salt or Salty food might lead to sodium ion poisoning which can be fatal for a dog. Symptoms of too much salt can include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, a high temperature and seizures.
Human toothpaste often contains ingredients that are toxic to dogs.
No. Dogs should not eat tomatoes. Tomatoes can make a dog sick because they contain solanine, a toxic substance found in the green parts of the tomato.
24. Yeast Dough
When making homemade bread, the dough needs to rise. Yeast Dough helps breads to rise.
Unfortunately, if your dog gets into the yeast dough, that’s exactly what happens in the dog's stomach if they eat it. As the dough swells in a dog's stomach, it can cause a lot of pain.
Plus when it ferments, it causes alcohol poisoning as it creates alcohol when it rises.
Xylitol is DEADLy for dogs. In just a matter of hours you can lose your dog.
There was recently a post on Facebook going around about a family pet who got into gum with Xylitol. The poor thing didn’t make it but it brought to light how much Xylitol is in our everyday products.
Reading labels on anything you bring into the home is a must. Xylitol is in many products labeled as “sugar free” such as yogurts, guy, candy or even peanut butter.
Poisoning from Xylitol can cause a dog's blood sugar to drop and cause liver failure within just a few days. Eventually your dog may have seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and coordination problems.
Are all Fruits and Vegetables toxic for dogs?
No not all fruits and vegetables are toxic for dogs. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables that dogs can enjoy.
Click here to find the list of Fruits and Vegetables safe for dogs to eat.