Ah, who can resist the soulful eyes of a dog begging for food? And they are so adorable when they tap you with their paw and literally drool over whatever you are eating. As hard as it is to resist, several foods are absolutely off-limits for dogs. They can cause severe illness and some cases death! Here are 10 of the top offenders.


1. Chocolate

This is probably the most commonly-cited food that is harmful to dogs. Chocolate and dogs (except chocolate Labs!) to not play well together. Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which are stimulants. While methylxanthines can release “feel good” chemicals in humans, they seriously disrupt your dog’s metabolism. The result can be severe diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, irregular heart rhythm and even death. So steer clear of doling out the chocolate chips if your fur baby is hanging around while you’re baking cookies.

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