What foods are toxic to dogs?Many of us like to share our meal with our favorite, furry, four-legged companion or feed them “human food” treats. Here’s a brief guide to help you know which foods to avoid feeding your dog and which are absolute no-nos due to severe risk of poisoning.FirstVet is the #1 online video veterinary service.FirstVet offers video calls with experienced veterinarians for just $35. You can get a consultation within minutes by downloading the FirstVet app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Over 500,000 users trust FirstVet to care for their animals. Rating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1300 reviewsRating: 4.9 - more than 1600 reviews Download app Looking for more information? Follow each link to learn more about each food item’s toxic effects. The most common or general result of toxicity by these foods is listed with each item. Be aware! Many of these foods can lead to death, depending on the age, weight, and health status of the animal and the amount they consumed.Foods Toxic to Dogs:Alcohol: CNS (Central nervous system) depression, gastrointestinal upsetAvocado: Gastrointestinal upset, possible heart tissue deathChocolate/coffee/caffeine: Arrhythmias, increased heart rate, seizuresGarlic/onion/leeks/scallions/chives: Heinz Body Anemia (destruction of red blood cells leading to anemia)Grapes/raisins: Kidney failureMacadamia nuts: CNS depressionXylitol (sugar substitute): Decreased blood sugar (hypoglycemia), seizuresFruit pits (apricot, peach, cherry): Cyanide, choking, gastrointestinal obstructionOther foods to avoid feeding your dog:Bread dough (raw, still rising, containing yeast): BloatCitrus (in large amounts or concentrated essential oils): Gastrointestinal irritation, CNS depressionCoconut/coconut oil: Diarrhea, pancreatitisCoconut water (high in potassium): Bradycardia (slowed heart rate)Milk/dairy: Diarrhea, gastrointestinal upsetNuts (high in fat content): Pancreatitis, vomiting, diarrheaRaw meat: Salmonella, E. coli, vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitisBones: Choking, stomach/intestinal obstruction, perforated stomach/intestinesSalty food: Increased thirst and urination, possible sodium ion poisoningOily/fried food: Vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitisRead more:People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your PetsDangerous Foods for DogsFoods That Can Poison PetsHave more questions about foods that are poisonous to dogs?Schedule a video consult to chat with one of our vets.