As a dog owner, I love my pup so much. I want her to be the happiest and healthiest she can be, which means learning all about what is and is not good for dogs.

If you are a proud dog parent, then I know you feel the same. We do everything we can to make sure they are well-fed, enriched, exercised, and cozy in our day-to-day life. They truly are a part of the family, and just like you would for the people close to you, you avoid things that are dangerous or would cause and harm to them.

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For example, my dad has a bad shellfish allergy, so of course I won’t try to feed him shrimp. Just like how I don’t give my friends with celiac disease anything that has gluten in it. You don’t want to cause your loved ones to suffer if it can be avoided.

So, why not do the same for your dog?

The big problem people face is that they assume anything that is safe for humans to eat is also safe for dogs. While this can be true in many cases, it is not always foolproof.

There are plenty of things that are great for humans but can be very toxic to our canine companions. Even if your dog begs for it and would likely enjoy eating it in the moment, you have to avoid giving it to them.

So, keep scrolling to learn about 12 different things you should never feed your dog and why they are bad for them.

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