15 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

Dogs are man’s best friend. They do everything with us—walk around town, ride in the car, play in the yard. Some of them even sleep with us. It’s natural, then, given how much time we spend with our four-legged companions, to assume they can eat with us, too. However, human food can be dangerous for dogs, even types of food that are completely safe for us.

Part of the reason we can eat foods that they can’t is that dogs are so much smaller than us. They also weigh far less, which means their bodies can’t absorb things as quickly. “Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption, as well as other animals, may be toxic and even poisonous to your dog, posing a serious threat to their health and well-being,” Michelle Schenker writes for “Canine Journal.”

“Why? Because all animals have very different rates of metabolism.” Another problem is that dogs have voracious appetites and don’t always know when to stop. Although some foods are not toxic in small doses, larger quantities can be fatal.

To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 15 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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  1. Long ago, I had a couple of French Poodles, (the toy size). My nephew is a Doctor Veterinarian, knowing how I am meticulous about food, he suggest I feed my two Poodles “home food”. Being a good cook, I used to prepare a SPECIALTY for my Poodles: in a frying pan, add 4 ounces of ground meat and 6?? ounces of rice and a enough water. Mix all together and let it boil, then let simmer until the rice and meat are eatable. Then serve your dogs, usually once a day around 04:00 pm. Remember, (NO BUTTER, NO OIL, NO SALT, NO FAT) I have been doing it for years until they reached the time that I had to move to an Overseas Country, when I gave my dogs to a relative who followed my advice. I was told that both dogs surpassed their usual aging by several years and was so sorry to give them to up to be euthanized. He berried their bodies in his backyard and built a small monument. The two dogs were NEVER THICK. The only time they visited a Vet was when they had to cut their tails (usual for Poodles)

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