Toxic Foods for Pets

Chocolate, raisins, candy, avocados…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our pets.

Please note the following foods that may be toxic to your pet:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • garlic toxic for dogsArtificial sweeteners
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Hops (used in home beer brewing)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushroom plants
  • Mustard seeds
  • tomatoes-101845_640Onions and onion powder
  • Peach pits
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt
  • Tea (because it contains caffeine)
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Walnuts
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
  • Yeast dough

If you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your Upstate NY veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.