Foods Your Dog Should NEVER Eat

We all want to keep our pet dogs around forever and ever, and to give them the best chance possible there are certain foods you need to steer damn clear of!

According to Australian Veterinary Association President, Dr. Paula Parker, who spoke with Mamamia, “Unfortunately, there are a number of foods that are toxic for pets and if they access these foods, either directly from being fed by someone or indirectly from picking it up off the floor, it can cause serious health issues, or in some cases even be fatal.”


Toxic to cats and dogs, even in tiny amounts.


Can cause dogs to suffer from tremors, seizures and even death. 


Contains a dangerous toxin that damages the heart, lungs, and tissue of different animals. 

Fatty Meats, Pork Crackling, Sausages, and Turkey Skin

Can lead to an inflammation of the pancreas due to its high fat content and can be fatal. 

Onions and Garlic

Cause gastric irritation and anaemia if consumed in large quantities. 

Grapes and Raisins

Even in small amounts can cause acute kidney failure. 

Macadamia Nuts

Can be toxic to dogs – symptoms occur within 12 hours and include vomiting, elevated heart rate and increased temperature. 

Dairy Products

Dogs don’t have much lactase, meaning that dairy products can cause digestive problems, like gas, diarrhoea and vomiting. 

Raw Eggs

These always come with the chance of food poisoning, as a result of bacterias like salmonella and E. Coli. 

Raw Fish

This can carry bacteria like listeria and salmonella, and certain species of fish, including salmon and trout, can contain a parasite that causes ‘fish disease’ or ‘salmon poisoning disease’. 

Symptoms of this are vomiting, a fever, and large lymph nodes. 

If you fully cook fish then this is avoided. 

Raw or green potatoes

The consumption of potatoes can lead to potato poisoning, due to the intake of too much Solanine – which is produced in green or raw potatoes, potato skins, and the potato plant’s foliage. 

This can cause heart problems, gastrointestinal upset and breathing difficulties. 

Large amounts of Tomato or Salt

Too much salt can result in sodium ion poisoning, which is potentially fatal in both cats and dogs. 

Symptoms of this include diarrhoea, vomiting, tremors, depressions, high temperature and seizures. 


If you believe your pet might be suffering from food poisoning or has ingested a toxic food, please contact your Vet / Vet Emergency ASAP!


Published by Abel Kalpi Nand Prasad

Abel Prasad is a larger than life Australian socialite with a colourful life and a little black book that has some of the most intriguing society personalities. Born in Australia 1987, Abel has a Fiji-Indian background. Abel devotes his time to those institutionalised in the correctional system. He has started to build a reputation within the Hydroponic and Aquaponic industry through his role in the social media influencers. Abel maintains a hectic social schedule but insists on assisting others and re-educating people on the need for social change and justice.

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