Bad Foods for Animals

Below is a list of common ‘people foods’ that should not be given to your dog.

Alcoholic drinks

As well as intoxication, can cause seizures, heart arrhythmia and low blood sugar. This can result in coma and death


The fruit and seeds can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.   

Chicken Bones

Can cause obstructions and internal injuries if swallowed. This goes for fish and other small bones as well.


Can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, as well as being toxic to the heart and nervous system.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus oil can cause vomiting.


A diet that is high in (or exclusively) fish, whether fresh, cooked or tinned, can result in a B vitamin deficiency. This can result in loss of appetite, seizures and in severe cases, death.

Grapes, Raisins and Currants

Contain a toxin which can damage the kidneys.

Iron Supplements (for humans)

Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to other organs such as the kidneys and liver.

Dairy Products

Can cause diarrhoea in adult dogs and cats, particularly in large amounts.


Can contain toxins which affect multiple systems in the body. Can result in shock and death.

Onions & Garlic

Contain substances which can damage red blood cells and cause anaemia. This is more dangerous for cats than dogs.

Raw Eggs

Contain an enzyme which decreases the absorption of biotin. This can lead to skin and coat problems as well as neurological abnormalities. Raw eggs and meat can also contain Salmonella.

Artificial Sweeteners (Xylitol)

Can cause very low blood sugar, leading to vomiting, weakness and collapse. In high doses can cause liver failure and death.