Human food that dogs must not eat!
Grapes and the dried variety of grapes, including raisins and sultanas, can cause severe kidney damage.
Green potatoes or potato sprouts contain solanine glycosides which can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, nervous system stimulation, depression, trembling, paralysis and cardiac arrest.
Tea, Coffee or Caffeine Fortified Sports Drinks
Fat Trimmings from Ham, Chicken, Turkey and other meats
Never give your dog fat trimmings from meat and especially from ham. High fat consumption could lead to an attack of pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can range in severity from mild to life threatening and is an extremely painful condition for your pet to endure. Turkey skin is also very high in fat content. Unfortunately, veterinarians see sizable increases in pancreatitis over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Dogs should never eat chocolate. Chocolate contains a stimulant diuretic called theobromine which affects the central nervous system and cardiovascular of the dog. If you have reason to think your dog has eaten chocolate, seek veterinary advice immediately. Ingestion of chocolate can cause death. Cooking or bakers chocolate contains the most theobromine, followed by dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.
Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle tremors or seizures, increased urination and increased heart rate. Be especially careful with chocolate. Dogs just love the smell and taste of chocolate, and no matter how normally well-behaved a dog may be, they cannot seem to resist the temptation of chocolate. Please be aware and do not leave a chocolate, chocolate bars or cookies anywhere that your dog might find it in your absence. Never give your dog chocolate ice cream.
The peel, fruit, pit and avocado plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate and fluid accumulation in the chest cavity, abdomen and heart.
Dough that contains yeast can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing severe pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.
Nicotine affects the digestive and nervous systems. ingestion of tobacco products can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma and death. Dogs seem to be attracted to the scent of tobacco and many have been known to chew on cigarette packages. Be careful not to leave them laying about.