08 Dangerous Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog, Dogs Care Guide

Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption as well as other animals, may be toxic and even poisonous to your dog. Because all animals have  different rates of metabolism. Metabolism is the process of breaking down food and turning it into energy. 

 While treating yourself some food may have temtation , like burger,chocolate and french candies but think wisely  of your dog best interest at heart when you share your food with it.

some food that are toxic and dangerous for dog and  are listed below, 

1)  Spoiled Food

 Spoiled Food is extremely dangerous for your dog.Expired Foods or food that has not been properly refrigerated is not good for your dog. Even  Dogs have a very low pH in their stomachs and could not  digest the wrotten food. Wrotten food carries parasites and bacteria like salmonella which will make your dog sick. So  Do not let your dog have access to such stuff.That’s why Feed your dog well enough that he won’t be forced to eat it.  

Wrotten food can easily be differentiated from fresh food by physical appearance,such as a change in color,an unpleasant odor, a change in texture, , or bad taste. Various factors cause food to spoil like Light, oxygen, heat, humidity, temperature, and  bacteria can all affect both safety and quality of perishable foods.

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Bacteria which can have serious dog health consequences. For example if your dog consume some Spoiled Food  that will make it sick, even if it’s cooked to a safe internal temperature.by making sure that your dog is not spoiled food you can save your dog from getting sick.

Diseases Associated With Spoiled Food

If your dog eat spoiled food immediately call vet doctor,If left untreated, severe poisoning can be fatal. It can cause an 

  • Irregular heartbeat 

  • kidney failure

  •  Liver damage

  • Neurological problems 

  • Loss of blood

  • Loss of appetite



2) Fried And Fatty Foods

Never give your dog  Foods like fried chicken and french fries which can be toxic to dogs. Eating fried foods can cause pancreatic inflammation leading to pancreatitis, which can turn into a life-threatening event.pancreatitis can cause extreme vomiting and requires immediate emergency care.

 Dogs digest differently than humans and eating the wrong foods can lead to long term health problems.fried food usually deep fried is vegetable oil, which makes the meat very rich with fat.No doubt fat  is an important component in every dog’s diet, but the average percentage included should range between 10 to a maximum of 15 %. 

excessive amount of fat is  dangerous especially for dogs who suffer from heart problems or are overweight. Another negative aspect about those foods is the amount of salt they have. Dogs’ bodies cannot tolerate excessive amounts of salt, which makes fried chicken all the more unhealthy for them. 

Diseases Associated With Fried And Fatty Foods

food with high fat and salt percentage can seriously cause damage to your pup’s body.

From serious issues like kidney failure, 

  • Extreme thirst 

  • Dehydration

  • Over weight 

  • Urination 

Foods with high salt percentages  Do not forget that chicken nuggets are made of processed meat, which can make dog sick.

Dogs are actually very likely to love the taste of fried foods because of the high amount of fat they contain and as tasty as fries can be, it really isn’t a good idea to feed them to your beloved companion.
 Fried food are full of trans and saturated fats, and too much of that at a time can lead to a serious inflammation of the pancreas and cause your dog unbearable pain

3) Salty Food

One chip  or few  popcorn  won’t put your dog at risk but leaving a large bowl out or your dog consuming an entire bag can. Never give your dog Salty food like crisp snack, biscuit, cookies But just like they aren’t really good for humans, they aren’t good for dogs either.

salty food contain huge amount of sodium. Eating too much sodium can actually result in sodium ion poisoning. Sodium ion poisoning symptoms includes.


Diseases Associated With Salty Food


  • High fever 

  • Increase the blood pressure 

  • Constant need for water. 

  • Diarrhea, 

  • Excessive thirst

  • Seizures, 

  • Kidney damage 

  • Vomiting


If you see  your dog may be showing signs, give him a full bowl of water and  consult vet doctor immediately.

Although salt  in Moderation Sodium is an essential mineral in the balanced diet of every dog. It helps your pup’s body maintain an ideal balance of fluid in his cells. Sodium also helps conduct nerve impulse generation and transmission.

Healthy dogs weighing 33 pounds should consume no more than 100 mg of sodium a day, . Some dogs with heart disease, might require lower amounts of sodium, but your vet can help you find the right amount. 


 salt absorbs water in the body, a dog that has consumed too much of it will become extremely thirsty. He will drink more water than usual to accommodate his thirst, which will lead to him urinating more, as his body struggles to process the salt quickly.

As his circulatory system and kidneys try to cope, they will become strained and cause his body to swell. Your dog may even vomit, have diarrhea or seizures.

These are all symptoms of sodium ion poisoning. If you suspect your dog has ingested too much salt and is showing any of the symptoms of salt intoxication or poisoning, take him to the emergency veterinarian immediately.


Dogs become dehydrated when they lose too much water and the minerals in the water, including sodium and potassium. When his body doesn’t have enough of these minerals, his organs and systems can stop functioning.

The veterinarian will replenish your dog’s fluids and electrolytes gradually to give his body time to readjust. Simply getting your dog to drink water may make him vomit or have diarrhea, and the idea here is to stop the loss of fluids.

However, giving him a small amount of water — making sure he doesn’t drink too much too fast — can help keep him more comfortable while you make your way to the vet. 

4) Nuts And Dry Fruits

 Nuts that are okay for dogs to eat include peanuts, almonds and cashews but in limited amount.to much consumption may cause cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Dog owners should not feed their pups macadamia nuts or black walnuts, as both can cause problems.Nuts, in general, are not a good treat for dogs but this particular nut can be toxic If you suspect your dog may have eaten even a small amount of macadamia nuts, consult your veterinarian immediately. 

dogs can’t chew nuts as well as humans, the nuts may become a choking hazard or cause an intestinal blockage.

Disease Associated With Nuts And Dry Fruits

Symptoms of nut Poisoning in Dogs includes 

weakness, especially in the hind legs.

  • Lethargy

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting 

  • Tremors 

  • Fever

Some cases are mild, showing only a few symptoms, and resolve themselves within a few days. 
However, there are serious cases involving constant shaking, high fever, and an inability to walk. . vet may recommend close at-home observation and additionally, activated charcoal and/or a cathartic to help the nuts speed through your dog’s digestive system.

5) Raw Meat & Fish

raw meat, egg is likely to contain harmful bacteria like Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and more.Raw meat and fish can have bacteria which causes food poisoning. Additionally, some fish can contain a parasite that causes “fish disease” or “salmon poisoning disease (SPD).”

Symptoms include vomiting, fever and enlarged lymph nodes. Cooked fish is perfectly fine since the cooking process kills the parasites but be sure to remove all bones to avoid choking or internal organ risks    By feeding uncooked meat, there’s a higher risk your dog will develop a foodborne illness or other type of bacterial infection.

Feeding a raw meat  make your dog aggressive, but as with any food that your dog really enjoys, some dogs may be defensive or territorial when eating and won’t want to share! … A raw meat diet won’t cause or worsen any behavioral problems in your dog, nor turn him into an aggressive monster

6) Food Rich With Sugar

Unfortunately, dogs can also suffer the same harmful effects of sugar consumption like diabetes, obesity, dental problems, and more. 

This applies to any food containing sugar. Make sure you check the ingredient label for your dog foods.sugar  is found in just about everything these days. Too much sugar for your pup can lead to dental issues, obesity and even diabetesCandy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol.

It can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure. Early symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination problems. Eventually, your dog may have seizures.

7 ) Yeast

Just like yeast rises in bread, it will also expand and rise within your pup’s tummy. Make sure they don’t get any. While mild cases will cause gas, lots of farting and discomfort — too much of it could rupture their stomach and intestines. Yeast dough is also dangerous because as it ferments and rises it makes alcohol which can lead to alcohol poisoning.

Yeast dough can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your pet’s digestive system. This can be painful and can cause the stomach to bloat, and potentially twist, becoming a life threatening emergency. The yeast produce ethanol as a by-product and a dog ingesting raw bread dough can become drunk 

8)  Chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which speed the heart rate and stimulate the nervous system. Depending on the type of chocolate, amount your dog ingested and your dog’s weight will determine how sick (or not sick) your dog may become.

While rarely fatal, chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic because it contains a chemical called theobromine, as well as caffeine. … Dogs cannot metabolize theobromine and caffeine as well as people can. This makes them more sensitive to the chemica

A small amount of chocolate will probably only give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea. With large amounts, theobromine can produce muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding or a heart attack

Ingesting too much theobromine and caffeine in chocolate may result in vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, increased urination, tremors, elevated heart rate, seizures and death.3 Below is a list of most dangerous to least dangerous chocolate to dogs:

  • Cocoa powder

  • Unsweetened baker’s chocolate

  • Semisweet chocolate

  • Dark chocolate

  • Milk chocolate

  • White chocolate