Chocolate contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and can cause symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, and even seizures or cardiac issues.
Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. Even small amounts can be toxic and cause symptoms like vomiting, lethargy, and decreased appetite.
Onions and garlic, in all forms (raw, cooked, powdered), contain compounds that can damage a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia. Symptoms may include weakness, pale gums, and increased heart rate.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in many sugar-free products, including gum, candies, and baked goods. It can cause a dangerous drop in a dog's blood sugar levels, leading to seizures, liver failure, or even death.
Avocado contains a substance called persin, which can be toxic to dogs in large amounts. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and potential pancreatitis.
Alcohol affects dogs differently than humans, and even small amounts can be harmful. It can lead to symptoms like vomiting, disorientation, coordination problems, and potentially coma or death.
Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, and certain foods. It stimulates a dog's nervous system and can lead to restlessness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, tremors, and in severe cases, seizures.