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. Foods Toxic to Dogs: Other foods to avoid feeding your dog: Read more: Need to speak with a veterinarian regarding foods that make your dog sick or another condition? Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation 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:How to Choose the Right Food for Your DogCan dogs eat a vegan diet?Can dogs eat corn?Need to speak with a veterinarian regarding foods that make your dog sick or another condition?Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores.