28 Worst Dog Foods of 2019

Stop giving your dog food unknowingly how it could affect them. Know which foods are toxic to your dog in advance, so you can keep them safe.


  1. Human Safe Does Not Mean Dog Safe
  2. 28 Foods Items Not To Provide Your Dog
  3. Other Unsafe Items
  4. Safe Human Foods

Human Food Is Not Always Dog-Friendly

Foods those are ideal for human intake, as well as other animals, may be lethal and even poisonous to your dog, posing a severe danger to their health and well-being. Why? Because all of them have very different rates of metabolism. Metabolism is fundamental Procedure of breaking down food and turning it into energy.

Please mention that while we’re trying to add entire food we can get that is potentially hazardous for dogs, there are some foods that we may miss, so don’t think a food safe to feed to your dog just because it’s not on this list of foods unsafe for dogs. Do your investigations if you are doubtful then please let us know by adding a comment below with your new info, so we can keep this list of food unsafe for dogs updated? If you are concern about anything your pet consumed, please call your veterinarian quickly

List Of Foods Not To Feed Your Dog

Here’s an alphabetic list of foods that are unfit and unsafe for canine consumption, many of which are toxic to dogs.

  1. Alcohol
  2. Apple Seeds
  3. Avocado
  4. Candy, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste & Mouthwash
  5. Cat food
  6. Chocolate
  7. Coffee, Tea & Other Caffeine
  8. Cooked Bones
  9. Corn On The Cob
  10. Fat Trimmings
  11. Garlic
  12. Grapes & Raisins
  13. Hops
  14. Human Vitamins
  15. Liver
  16. Macadamia Nuts
  17. Marijuana
  18. Milk & Dairy products
  19. Onions & Chives
  20. Peppers
  21. Persimmon, Peaches & Plum Pits
  22. Raw Meat & Fish
  23. Rhubarb & Tomato Leaves
  24. Salt
  25. Sugar
  26. Tobacco
  27. Xylitol
  28. Yeast

Alcohol: Do not feed your dog alcohol purposely. Alcohol can cause not only lack of coordination, intoxication, abnormal acidity and poor breathing, but potentially even coma and/or life.

Apple Seeds: The shells of apple seeds are lethal to a dog as they carry a natural chemical that releases cyanide when digested. This is really big issue if a large amount was eaten and the seed were chewed up by the dog, causing it to enter its bloodstream. In order to be safe, be sure to core and seed apples before you feed them to your Pet.

Candy, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste & Mouthwash: Candy Not only contains sugar but also it often contains xylitol, which can result to vomiting, seizures and liver failure, loss of coordination.

Cat Food: Cat food contains fats and proteins that are directed at the diet of a cat, not a dog. The fat and protein levels in cat food are too high for your dog, and it’s not healthy. Consuming too much cat food can lead in obesity, upset stomach, and pancreatitis.

Chocolate: Chocolate have Caffeine and Theo bromine, which result in increased heart rate and also stimulate the nervous system. Depending on the type of chocolate, amount your dog consume and your dog’s weight will decide how sick (or not sick) your dog may become.

Consuming OR feeding too much Theo bromine and caffeine in chocolate may result in: diarrhea, vomiting, increased urination, restlessness, tremors, elevated heart rate, seizures and death.

Below is a list of most hazardous to least hazardous chocolate to dogs:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  • Semisweet chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Milk chocolate
  • White chocolate

Since this is a very common items in houses and dogs love the smell and taste of it, PetMD created a “dog chocolate toxicity meter” which help you know how serious your dog’s chocolate consumption may be.

Coffee, Tea & Other Caffeine: Caffeine is intensely dangerous to dog and within 1-2 hours; your dog could be experiencing mild to severe restlessness, hyperactivity, vomiting, tremors, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, seizures and death.

Cooked Bones: Cooked bones can easily split up when chewed by your dog which is dangerous for dog’s health. Uncooked bones, however, are suitable and good for both your dog’s teeth and nutrition.

Corn On The Cob: While tiny amounts of corn are safe for a dog to consume, feeding your pet an ear of corn can be hazardous. If your dog is decided enough (which let’s face it, most dogs are) they’ll eat the cob and everything. The cob can be a choking danger and can cause intestinal clog. This could be deadly to your dog.

Fat Trimmings: Uncooked and cooked fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis.

Garlic: Dogs can consume garlic in very small amount and even favorable for flea treatment, but larger amounts can be dangerous. Garlic is related to onions which are lethal to dogs because it kills dog’s red blood cell count, causing anemia. Signs of which may include vomiting, weakness and troubles breathing.

Grapes & Raisins: Grapes and raisins can be a reason of kidney failure for dogs. Even a little portion can make a dog ill. Vomiting is a first symptom which is followed by depression and low energy. We’ve heard many stories of dogs which died from only a handful of grapes, so do not give your pup this possibly toxic food.

Hops: An element in beer that can be hazardous to your dog. The ingestion of hops by your dog can cause panting, vomiting, fever, increased heart rate, and even death.

Human Vitamins: We didn’t recommend you to give your dog one of your supplements or vitamins. Human vitamins usually have hundred percent of the suggested daily amount of various minerals. This could result an overdose of a mineral for your pup.

The most dangerous vitamin is prenatal vitamins, which is high in iron and can cause iron toxicity in dogs. If your dog ingests a bunch of prenatal vitamins (or other vitamins with a high dosage of iron) you should call your veterinarian quickly.

Liver: In small amounts, liver is great but prevent giving too much liver to your pup. Liver have quite a bit of vitamin A, which can negatively affect your dog’s bones and muscles.

Macadamia Nuts: Consuming even small portion of macadamia nuts can be toxic to your dog. Symptoms can be vomiting, muscle shakes, increased temperature and weak back legs. If your dog consumed macadamia nuts with the chocolate the symptoms can be worse.

Marijuana: Depending on how much your dog was exposed to can affect the level of poison. There isn’t much information out about dogs and marijuana but from what we can find, these are the common symptoms: dribbling urine, hyperactivity, slow response times, heart rate change, neurological stimulation, coma and even death.

Milk & Dairy Products: While small doses of milk and dairy products aren’t going to kill your dog, you could get some nasty cases of diarrhea and some smelly farts. Milk and dairy products can cause trigger food allergies as well as digestive problems.

Onions & Chives: No matter what form they’re in (dry, raw, cooked, powder, within other foods), onions are some of the ultimate worst food for your pup. They contain sulfoxides and disulfides, both of which can cause damage red blood cells and anemia.

Peppers: You can feed bell peppers to dogs. Dogs are carnivores and like meat to vegetables, but there are some advantages to vegetables. For instances, green peppers are a low-calorie snack which is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C. Always be sure to chop peppers into small pieces because the outer layer can be hard and difficult to chew. Steaming or pureeing the peppers makes them easier to eat and digest. As like most human food, don’t feed too much of it because overdue could lead to illness. Never give your dog spicy varieties such as hot peppers or jalapeños!

Persimmon, Peach & Plum Pits: Seeds/pits from these fruits can result digestive issues in dogs. Additionally, peach and plum pits contain cyanide, which is lethal to dogs (and people!).

Raw Meat & Fish: Raw fish and meat can have bacteria which results food poisoning. Furthermore, some fish can contain a parasite that causes “salmon poisoning disease.” Or “fish disease” Symptoms include fever and enlarged lymph nodes, vomiting. Whereas cooked fish is perfectly fine since the parasite is killed at the time of cooking process.

Rhubarb & Tomato Leaves: These contain oxalates, which can cause vomiting, drooling, lethargy, diarrhea, weakness, bloody urine and tremors.

Salt: Just like salt is not the healthiest thing for human beings, it’s even less healthy for dogs. Too much of salt can result into sodium ion poisoning, which may lead to diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, depression, seizures, increased temperature and even death.

Sugar: This refers to any food which includes sugar. Make sure you see the ingredients label for human foods – corn syrup is found in just about anything these days. Too much sugar for your dog can result in obesity, dental issues, and even diabetes.

Tobacco: Tobacco has nicotine, which can be toxic to dogs. Symptoms include abnormal heart rate, vomiting, weakness and tremors.

Xylitol: A sugar alcohol found in candies, gum, baked foods and different sugar-substituted products, xylitol, while inflicting no apparent hurt to humans, is extraordinarily unsafe to pups. Even tiny portion can lead to seizures, low blood sugar, liver failure and even death for your dog.

Yeast: You know just like yeast rises in bread, it will also rise and expand within your dog’s stomach. So please make sure they don’t get any. While mild cases will cause gas, lots of farting and discomfort — too much of it could break their intestines and stomach. Yeast dough is also hazardous since it raises and ferments it makes alcohol which can result to alcohol poisoning.

Keep These Foods Out Of Your Dog’s Reach Also

While these don’t fall in a particular category above, you’ll want to keep off them as well.

Old Food: Obliviously we don’t like moldy and old food, so what makes you think your dog will? The bacterium in spoiled food contains all sorts of hazards that can be harming to your pup’s health. Give them the best and freshest, dog-approved food only!

Leftovers: If you give your pup leftovers regularly, they won’t get appropriate nutrition. If you are offering them table scraps, make sure to take out any bones and trim.

Human Snacks: Cookies might contain raisins, chocolate or macadamia nuts, chips will contain garlic and onion powder. Bottom line — there’s a reason there’s treats and foods made particularly for pups.

Keep Your Dog On A Healthy Diet: Deciding to get a dog is a big responsibility. Just as like child, you’ve welcomed another living being into your family. We probably don’t have to tell you to take care of your pup, but what people usually don’t see is that as similar as the two can be, they also have very distinct requirements when it comes to food.

Ask your vet what type of food might be best for your dog breed as well as age and any special requirement. That way you recognize what pups can’t eat and you’re less likely to have any problems.