When little Fido is sitting at your feet under the dinner table with his tail wagging and his eyes bright and pleading, it can be tempting to toss a scrap of your dinner under the table. He gobbles it up with delight and awaits his next treat, and you can almost see his adoration for you growing. However, there is more than one reason to avoid feeding table scraps to your beloved, spoiled little guy. Not only does it teach him that begging brings rewards, you can also inadvertently be causing harm. Here we will discuss human foods that are poisonous and sometimes deadly to canines.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, the following foods are harmful and even potentially deadly to canines:
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other products containing caffeine
Fruit pits and seeds
Bones from fish, poultry, and other meat
Fat trimmings from meat
Any candy containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol