Not all food is as safe for your pet as it is for you.

If you notice your pet consuming something that you think may be toxic, do not hesitate to seek answers and/or emergency assistance.

If you definitely know your pet has eaten a toxic substance, please call ASPCA’s 24-hour Animal Poison Control Center at 1.888.426.4435 and/or the Animal Urgent and Emergency Care in Bakersfield at 661.366.6019.

Below is a list of the most common dangerous foods for your pet. Click here to download and print a copy of the chart for later use.

Alcoholic Beverages Can cause intoxication, coma, and death
Avocado Contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs
Chocolate Toxic levels possible with the ingestion of 1 ounce per 1 pound of body weight
Coffee Toxic and affects the heart and nervous systems
Fatty Foods Can cause pancreatitis
Macadamia Nuts Can negatively affect multiple systems due to an as-yet-unidentified substance
Moldy or spoiled foods Contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea
Onions, onion powder Can lead to a severe case of hemolytic anemia whereby the blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to all parts of the dog’s body
Raisins and grapes Can lead to kidney damage and death if consumed in a large enough quantity
Pure Salt If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances
Raw Yeast Dough It will expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines
Garlic Can damage red blood cells and cause anemia
Any “Sugar-Free” Product Might contain xylitol and can cause liver damage and death
Bones Pose a choking risk or can become lodged in the digestive tract
Mushrooms Contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death