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10 Foods that Can Be Fatal for Your Dog

About four years ago, following Easter, our neighbors left their dogs at home while they visited family. When they returned, one of their dogs needed immediate medical attention. One of the children had left their Easter basket within the dogs’ reach and the pooch feasted on chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs. The dog didn’t make it, but it was a lesson for us to ALWAYS check what foods are toxic to our furry family members.

Accidents happen. When they do, it’s good to have a 24-hour Vet on your phone to be able to give advice or medical treatment when necessary.

Our furry family members deserve the best care and when they need immediate care is not the time to be looking for a vet. Time is of the essence. A vet that offers 24 hours service will give you comfort knowing that they are there for both you and your pet. That is peach of mind–knowing your best friend is in good hands.

Here is a list of some foods that are toxic to dogs and can be fatal:

  • Avocado
  • Raw Bread Dough
  • Chocolate–“the darker it is, the more dangerous it is.” 
  • Ethanol (Also Known as Ethyl Alcohol, Grain Alcohol or Drinking Alcohol)
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Hops
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Moldy Foods
  • Onions and Garlic
  • Xylitol


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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