Don’t let being a foodie get in the way of you and your pup’s relationship. Here is a list of food to keep hidden away and out of your dog’s reach.

1. Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

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Pure baking chocolate is the worst. A rule of thumb: the darker the chocolate, the more toxic. Visit this site to see how much of each kind of chocolate your dog can handle based on its weight.

2. Dairy Products

Cow Tipping Creamery

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Most dogs are lactose intolerant and can’t break down the enzymes in dairy products.

3. All Members of the Onion Family (Garlic, Shallot, Chive…)

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“The stronger it is, the more toxic it is.”

4. Grapes and Raisins


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Although not fully understood by scientists, grapes and raisins have been repeatedly documented as causing kidney issues in dogs.

5. Caffeine


Photo by Gabby Phi

Dogs already have enough energy as is. Save that pricey Frapuccino for yourself.

6. Alcohol (duh)

Beer Bottle

Photo by Kathleen Lee

Getting your K9 drunk is never a good idea. Dogs are significantly more sensitive to alcohol than humans are. Watch out for unconventional sources of alcohol that your dog may get into like rum soaked cakes or unbaked bread dough (with yeast.)

7. Bones

Plot twist! Bones are actually not good for your pup. They often splinter and can cause tears in the digestive lining of intestines.


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