7 Ingredients Your Dog Can't Eat
Health and advice11 November 20177 Ingredients Your Dog Can't Eat

7 Ingredients Your Dog Can't Eat

Let’s admit it, we love giving our favourite pups treats. With their adorable faces, and pawsome tricks who can say no? But it is important to remember foods and ingredients that you dog shouldn’t eat. Here are 7 that you should be avoiding.

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This is an artificial sweetener that can often be found in gum, sugar-free cakes and foods. Dogs are very sensitive to it and just a small amount can be toxic.


Once cooked they can splinter causing damage, and even pose a choking hazard. If you do give your dog a bone make sure to keep an eye on them.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney failure particularly in sensitive pups. So it’s best to keep them out of reach. Remember they are in other human foods such as mince pies and fruit loafs.


Avocado contains a toxic called persin which can cause an upset stomach for your dog, the biggest hazard is the pit which is a choking hazard.

Garlic and Onion

These can cause gut and stomach irritation in dogs. It is best to avoid particularly in their powder form, found in sauces and gravy.


Nutmeg contains a compound called Myristicin and can cause sickness in dogs. Ensure those human treats, especially around Christmas are kept away from paws.

Walnuts and Macadamia nuts

Both nuts can be hazardous to dogs and can cause tummy upset and weakness. Almonds, peanuts and cashews are safer options for your pup.

It always best to double check the ingredients of any human food you may be tempted to give your pup, and if you have any worries about hazardous foods or dog health we recommend speaking to your vet or our members can give our 24/7 Vet Line a call via the phone number on their Dashboard.

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