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Wondering what makes the list for bad food for dogs to eat? We've got you covered with a vet-approved dos and don'ts edition. Let your dog eat this, not that!

10 foods that are dangerous for dogs, and 5 that aren't

Hi friends!

My name is Louie Breen. My family calls me Louie Zoomy Breen, but I have no idea what they're talking about. I'm the owner of a family of five: two bigs and three littles. I'm so proud! I walk them and play with them and snuggle with them, and they feed me. Our family runs like a well-oiled machine.

My big ones are good cooks and my little ones are good droppers. Can you guess who I love best?

Sometimes, they worry about what I eat. And lick. And chew. But there's no need for that. I know exactly what's OK to eat and what's not.

According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), "While sharing the occasional tidbit with your dog is fine, it’s important to be aware that some foods can be very dangerous to dogs. If your pet [that's me!] eats any of these foods, you should call your vet [I love that guy] or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. The telephone number is (888) 426-4435 and there's a $65 consultation fee for this service." #ImWorthEveryPenny

But even I make mistakes, so if you see me eat any of the foods below, call the number above even if I'm acting normally. The ASPCA says, "Sometimes, even if poisoned, an animal may appear normal for several hours or for days after the incident."

10 Foods that are dangerous for dogs

  • 1. Avocado
  • 2. Bread dough
  • 3. Chocolate
  • 4. Alcohol
  • 5. Grapes (and raisins!)
  • 6. Nuts
  • 7. Moldy food
  • 8. Onions
  • 9. Garlic
  • 10. Raw meat, eggs and bones

Now the ASPCA also gives advice on how to teach your dog to not steal or borrow or have your food. This is silly and should be skipped right over. Especially if it's one of the foods on the list below.

5 Foods you can share with your dog

1. Green beans

2. Apple slices without seeds

3. Cooked lean meats (my favorite!)

4. Baked potatoes

5. Bananas

10 foods that are dangerous for dogs, and 5 that aren't

Now that we have that all cleared up, I think my people are ready for dinner. Your pet might be hungry too, so let's all go eat. As always, sharing is encouraged.



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Comments on "10 Foods that are dangerous for dogs, and 5 that aren't"

sidney December 27, 2013 | 8:18 PM

and how exactly is raw meat bad for dogs????? Before the 1950's kibble did not exist and people fed their dogs all sorts of meat. Raw meat is excellent for dogs....i honestly can't even be bothered to educate the author on the benefits of feeding raw. If you had actually done any research at all you would already know that. What qualifications do you have to even write an article about dog nutrition. Since I just came across this site randomly I obviously won't be coming back to it.

Paula December 26, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Are you talking about raw human grade meat? I feed my dogs a combination of beef, chicken, and kangaroo mince with a cereal blend that I soak overnight, is specially for dogs and is to be mixed with raw meat. The BARF diet, also popular is also raw meat. I can't understand what the problem could be if the meat is prepared and stored appropriately. They Aldo have raw chicken necks and big beef bones. The vet hasn't said there is any danger in the fist I am giving them and they appear healthy, active, happy. I have been following this regime for almost a year now.

Roopa December 21, 2013 | 11:18 PM

I also give my Beagle carrots and peas and almost all fruit that we eat. Since we are vegetarians , its diet too is mostly vegetarian except an occasional egg. However it requires a lot of exercise and is a very affectionate, playful but difficult dog for senior citizens. We of course love it all the same.

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