9 human foods your dogs can’t eat

Updated: Jul 19

If there’s one thing your dog loves more than you, it’s food. Some dogs eat anything and everything, especially what you consume. However, dogs are physiologically different from humans and some common human foods can be very toxic for them. Here’s our list of food dogs can’t eat:

Harmful human foods #1: Grapes & raisins

harmful human foods - grapes

Grapes and raisins are high on the list of dangerous human foods for dogs. Even a very small amount of grapes or raisins can rapidly cause acute kidney failure in dogs. Symptoms include vomiting, appetite loss, lethargy, dehydration, seizures and coma.

Harmful human foods #2: Chocolate & caffeine

harmful human foods - chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine, which are easily metabolised by humans but are toxic for dogs. The chemical can cause tremors, seizures and heart attacks.

Even a small amount of caffeine — found in chocolates, coffee, tea, energy drinks — can cause restlessness, hyperactivity, vomiting, elevated heart rate and seizures. Coffee beans and grounds as well as tea bags can be potentially lethal to your dog.