People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets



Alcohol is toxic to pets. Avoid giving them any alcoholic beverages or food with alcohol. If ingested, seek veterinary help immediately.


Avocado is harmful to birds, rabbits, donkeys, horses, and ruminants. It can cause cardiovascular damage and death in birds, and swollen head and neck in horses and ruminants.

Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine

Methylxanthines in chocolate can be toxic to pets, causing vomiting, diarrhea, panting, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and even death. Dark chocolate is more dangerous than milk chocolate.


Citrus plants contain citric acid and essential oils that can cause irritation and stomach upset if ingested in large amounts.

Coconut and Coconut Oil

Coconut and coconut-based products may cause stomach upset in pets. Avoid giving coconut water due to its high potassium content.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. Avoid feeding these fruits to your pets.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, vomiting, and tremors in dogs. Symptoms appear within 12 hours and last up to 48 hours.

Milk and Dairy

Pets lack lactase, so milk and dairy products can cause digestive upset and diarrhea in them.


High-fat nuts like almonds, pecans, and walnuts can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis in pets.

Onions, Garlic, Chives

Certain vegetables and herbs can cause gastrointestinal issues and anemia in pets. Cats are more vulnerable, but dogs are also at risk with significant consumption.