Joanne Guillard
2 min readAug 25, 2021

As a dog owner you should know which food is healthy or which food is dangerous for your dog. Some human food is not always dog friendly. Some food can cause serious health threats to your dog, like vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems, and seizures. Dogs have different metabolism from us humans.

While some food can be introduced to your dog just fine, some mayto toxic.

Be mindful of your dog’s behaviour after eating. Food should be given in moderation, along with quality dog food.

Note: Do your own research if you’re not sure, and consult your vet.

Healthy for Dogs


Carrots are a great source of vitamin A. Carrots promote good dental health, and are a great boost to their immune system.


Apples provide vitamins A and C, and fiber.


Plain cooked chicken is a healthy food for your dog. Chicken is a great source of protein. Chicken should be removed from the bone. According to giving your dog raw chicken can cause salmonella poisoning.


Bananas provide magnesium which is good for bone health. Bananas should be given as an occasional treat.


Watermelons are safe for dogs to eat,remove the seeds. Seeds can cause digestive problems in dogs. Watermelons are loaded with nutrients and low in calories.

Toxic to Dogs


Dogs should never eat chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and methylxanthines which are toxic to dogs. If chocolate is given to dogs, it can cause vomiting, seizures, muscle tremors, and death.


Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs, causing vomiting, muscle weakness, and hyperthermia. Many other nuts can cause dogs to choke.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins are highly toxic to dogs. It can cause kidney failure and death.


Onions contain organosulfides causing anemia in dogs. Onions also contain N-propyl disulfide, which is also toxic to dogs.


Avocados contain persin, it’s toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting and diarrhea, also breathing difficulties and death.

As you can see some human food is healthy and some can be deadly for dogs. Remember to limit the amount of human food you give for your dog. Always consult a veterinarian when introducing your dog to newfood. If you suspect your dog has taken/eaten a potentially harmful food call a veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center.



Joanne Guillard

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