10 foods that can hurt or kill dogs 

There are many foods that dogs should never eat. Some foods are even very common and can be found at home easily. The following foods can pose a serious threat to their health: 

1. Alcohol

Consuming alcohol can cause hypothermia (low body temperature), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), vomiting, weak breathing and incoordination. 

2. Sweets, such as candy, gum and toothpaste  

Sweets contain sugar and xylitol. It can cause vomiting, lethargy, loss of coordination, seizures and liver failure. 

3. Caffeine, such as coffee and tea  

Dog is very sensitive to caffeine. It can give rise to severe hyperactivity, restlessness, vomiting, hypothermia, tremors, seizures and death.  

4. Chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine. Consuming a small amount of chocolate can lead to vomiting or diarrhea. With large amounts, it can cause muscle tremors, seizures, irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding or heart attack. 

5. Cooked bone

Cooked bone may splinter into shards that can lead to choking and serious damage to the dog's mouth, throat, or intestines. 

6. Corn On The Cob 

While small amounts of corn are safe for a dog to ingest, but corn on the cob does not digest in a dog's stomach. It can cause intestinal obstruction and even death. 

7. Fat Trimmings

Cooked and uncooked fat trimmings can give rise to pancreatitis. 

8. Garlic

Tiny amounts of garlic are safe for dogs, but more significant amounts can be risky. It can lead to damage to the red cells and anemia.  

9. Grapes & Raisins 

Even a small amount of grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness.

10. Hops

Hops can cause vomiting, panting, increased heart rate, fever and even death. 

This article is written by Dr. Jack Roberts.

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