According to RSPCA’s The Biscuit magazine issue 11, some of the things vets have had to remove from dog’s stomachs include rocks, rope, nails, bottle corks, marbles, pens, skewers, and baby rattles.  The most common offender is socks.  So what can your dog eat? The RSPCA lists items that 1) very toxic and can be fatal, 2) dangerous foods and 3) food your dog can eat.

Very toxic – can be fatal

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Bread dough
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee & caffeine products
  • Fruit pits (eg apple, mango, avocado, cherry pits)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes, raisins, sultanas & currants
  • Mouldy foods
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts
  • Onion powder
  • Onions
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener)

Dangerous foods

These foods can make your dog very sick.

  • Bones (cooked)
  • Capsicum (green)
  • Citrus plants
  • Corn on the cob
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs (raw)
  • Fatty or processed foods
  • Lamb chops
  • Potato (raw)
  • Roughly cut vegetables
  • Salt
  • Small bones
  • Sugary foods
  • Tomatoes

Food your dog can eat

Given occasionally and in moderation, these foods can make great snacks for your dog.

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli (cooked)
  • Carrot (cooked)
  • Cauliflower (cooked)
  • Cucumber
  • Egg (cooked)
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Lettuce
  • Mango
  • Pasta (cooked)
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberry
  • Raw meat (human grade)
  • Raw meaty bones (1-2 times a week)
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet potato (cooked)
  • Tinned fish (in spring water)
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini (cooked)

If you think your dog has ingested an object or toxic food, take them to the vet right away!