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Toxic Food

White Dog Lying Next to Poisonous Foods for Dogs

Some foods that are considered good for people can be very dangerous for pets.

The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to dogs, cats, ferrets and others.

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Apple seeds

  • Apricot pits

  • Avocados

  • Cherry pits

  • Candy (particularly chocolate and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)

  • Coffee and Tea (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)

  • Garlic

  • Grapes and Raisins

  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Mushroom plants

  • Mustard seeds

  • Onions and onion powder

  • Peach pits

  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)

  • Rhubarb leaves

  • Salt

  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)

  • Walnuts

  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)

  • Yeast dough