We love sharing parts of our day with our dogs — from midday walks to bedtime routines — our dogs play a special part in our lives every day. This includes mealtime, and while most owners stick to a regimented feeding schedule, there is always time for a treat. But be warned, some human foods are hazardous to dogs.
For example, can dogs eat grapes? The simple answer is no.
Eating grapes, raisins, or currants is extremely hazardous and can cause acute kidney failure. Grape poisoning also happens if your pup drinks grape juice or wine.
Other foods to avoid
You probably already know that chocolate is a big no-no, but what about other meats, fruits, and vegetables? Wondering what fruits and veggies are toxic to dogs? Want to know what human foods you can use as dog treats safe for dogs?
There are many different fruits, vegetables, and other human foods dogs can’t eat that wouldn’t even occur to most people. But it’s important to know what they are so you can avoid your dog feeling poorly at best and panicked trips to the vet at worst.
For example, did you know honey is actually a beneficial treatment to help dogs ward off pollen allergies? Or that frozen blueberries can cool your dog off during a hot summer day?
To help you figure out foods dogs can’t eat, DogVacay created a comprehensive guide of the 50 most troublesome human foods, and, yes, that includes seedless grapes and dried grapes, otherwise known as raisins. Grape and raisin toxicity is well documented. Dogs that have ingested grapes or raisins can suffer renal failure or death.
Here’s a breakdown of the 20 biggest stumpers:
● Apples – safe
● Bananas – safe
● Grapes – not safe
● Strawberries – safe
● Blueberries – safe
● Carrots – safe
● Broccoli – safe to eat the stems only
● Cucumbers – safe
● Celery – safe
● Onions – not safe
● Shrimp – safe
● Turkey – safe
● Pork – safe to eat in moderation
● Fish – safe
● Tuna – safe
● Almonds – not safe
● Popcorn – not safe
● Chocolate – not safe
● Peanut Butter – safe
● Cashews – safe
Choose safe foods
Surprised by some of the foods? Read more here for other unsafe foods for Fido, like cherries, avocado, spinach, and more.
If your dog eats something hazardous, contact your veterinarian, or an animal poison control center like the ASPCA animal poison control center. You may need to induce vomiting and watch for signs of abdominal pain. Your vet also may prescribe intravenous fluids.
If this seems like a lot to remember, DogVacay also created this printable reference guide to keep in your kitchen.