Meko the Miracle Dog

The Hot Dig-Kitty-Dog Blog

Although I know I've mentioned several of these No-No foods in previous articles, they certainly deserve repeating. Knowing about these foods that you should never feed to your beloved friend could save your dog or cat's life. The twelve foods are all considered toxic to your dog and cat and should never be fed to them.

1. Grapes, raisins, currants

2. Onions, garlic, chives

3. Wine, beer

4. Chocolate

5. Avocados

6. Walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts

7. Mushrooms

8. Xylitol(gum)

9. Bread dough (raw)

10. Fatty meat trim and turkey skin

11. Raw fish (sushi)

12. Caffeine


Go to to find more information about each item. Although I was aware of most of the items in the list, there were a couple I did not know about or had read that the particular item was beneficial for your pet (such as garlic - I've read that it is a natural repellent for fleas and other parasites that bother dogs). But it was enlightening to read the reports on each of these items and the reasons why they can be toxic for your dog or cat. And particularly around the holidays, watch well-meaning guests who may slip your dog or cat a tidbit that could be harmful to them. Your pets do not know any better but you do and it is your responsibility to keep them safe.