In a lot of ways pets seem just like us, which could prompt humans to share some things with their four-legged friends that could actually be harmful to their health. Dangerous things for dogs and cat to eat you should never give to them run the gamut from certain foods to most human medications. Sometimes Fido and Whiskers can be wily and get into things without their humans' permission. Other times pet parents might give their animals something without knowing it's harmful. I once had a beagle that got into absolutely everything. Once, he pulled my then-boyfriend's laptop bag off the table, opened the zipped compartment with his teeth, and ate an entire bag of chocolate-chip cookies.
You likely know that chocolate is bad for dogs, and we had to make a few calls to the emergency vet to see if our dog had eaten enough chocolate for it to be dangerous. Luckily, Cash's appetite for cookies only resulted in an upset stomach. "There are some basic human foods you may already know dogs shouldn’t eat like chocolate or caffeine, but the list of human foods (or beverages) that could potentially be lethal to man’s best friend is much longer than that," the Family Center for Recovery shared in a new study. "Fruits and vegetables like onions, garlic, and grapes can lead to blood cell damage or kidney failure. While researchers are still unsure why, even just one raisin can be severely toxic to dogs." This is why you should never give these potentially dangerous items to your pets.