Foods poisonous to dogs

Ingredients and foods that dogs should never eat

Hearing Dogs’ Welfare Manager, Emma Golding says: “These foods may be hazardous or highly toxic* to dogs. If you think your dog may have eaten anything toxic, please take emergency action by contacting a veterinary professional immediately for advice.”

You may also wish to consult our list of safe foods for dogs.

  • Alcohol*
  • Almonds (in large amounts)
  • Almond flour (GF)
  • Avocado*
  • Bones
  • Brazil nuts (in large amounts)
  • Broccoli
  • Cacao*
  • Cacao nibs*
  • Caffeine* (including tea, coffee etc...)
  • Cherries
  • Chives*
  • Chocolate* – the darker it gets the more toxic it is
  • Cocoa*
  • Corn on the cob
  • Currants*
  • Dates
  • Garlic* – large quantities
  • Green tomatoes*
  • Grapes* – the skins are highly toxic
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons and limes
  • Macadamia nuts*
  • Milk and milk products (unless lactose-free)
  • Moulds* – mouldy bread, nuts and dairy foods plus blue cheese like Stilton etc…
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard seeds
  • Nutmeg*
  • Onions* – large quantities
  • Peanut butter with added sweetener* (all artificial sweeteners such as Xylitol*, Aspartame* etc are toxic to dogs)
  • Pecan nuts
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Rhubarb*
  • Raisins*
  • Saffron
  • Salt
  • Shallots* – large quantities
  • Sugar
  • Sultanas*
  • Sweeteners* (all artificial sweeteners such as Xylitol*, Aspartame* etc are toxic to dogs)
  • Walnuts*
  • Yeast dough

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