Human Foods that are Poisonous to Dogs

table-scraps-are-not-treats-206x300.jpg 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
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fruit pits and seeds
  • Bones from fish, poultry, and other meat
  • Fat trimmings from meat
  • Any candy containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol
  • Grapes and raisins‚Ä®Onions and onion powder
  • Garlic & Salt
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mushrooms and mushroom plants
  • Hops
  • Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves and stems
  • Yeast dough