March 2

Foods Dogs Should Not Eat



Foods Dogs Should Not Eat

When it comes to keeping your dachshund healthy, the first thing that you must do is to avoid some foods they should not eat.

The first food that should not be fed to dogs is any dog food containing artificial ingredients. Most commercial foods contain preservatives or chemicals which can harm the canine.

Salty foods should also be avoided. These are also a source of toxins that could harm your dog.

Dog food that contains wheat is not recommended.  Wheat is not a good source of protein that can keep them energized.  It can also result in pancreatitis if your dog has too much of it.

Try to find wheat free dog food that your pet may consume. This may help them stay healthy and active.

Also dog food should not contain animal by-products. Make sure you read the label as you only want real meat and not animal by-products.

In conclusion, look for the best dachshund dog food that doesn’t list the ingredients listed above.

Here is a list of  foods dogs should not eat.


According to the 
ASPCA, they mentioned avocados on their list of food hazardous to dog’s health.  

Avocados have a pit, which if eaten by dogs it can block their digestive tract and cause serious issues. 

If your dog accidentally eats a small bit of avocado, they may vomit and have diarrhea.  And if they eat a lot of it you may need to call your vet.

Popcorn.  Eating a little bit of popcorn won’t hurt your dog.  However, if they eat the un-popped seeds it will upset their stomach and also create dental problems.

Grapes.   According to the ASPCA, grapes are associated with kidney failure in dogs.  It is best to avoid giving grapes to your dachshund or any dog for that matter.

Nuts.   Don’t give your dachshund nuts as their digestive system isn’t able to handle most nuts, especially macadamia as these can be very toxic.  

If you dachshund happens to eat a few nuts watch for symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.  If they have these symptoms take them to the vet.

Onions and Garlic.  The ASPCA warns against these as they can cause damage to a dog’s red blood cells if they eat enough of them.  

However, if your dachshund gets a hold of a small bit of onion that fell to the floor they are probably fine.  

Garlic, however is much more toxic and avoid giving any to your dachshund.

Cheese.  Dogs tend to love cheese and some cheese might not be harmful.  

However, a lot of cheeses in the stores are heavily processed with extra chemicals that should be avoided for dogs.

Chocolate.  Nearly every dog owner probably knows that a dog should not eat chocolate as it has two harmful chemicals – caffeine and theobromine.  These are toxic and definitely are foods dogs should not eat.

Corn.  If your dachshund eats a small bit of this it won’t cause serious harm.  However, it should be avoided as it causes their blood sugar to spike and worse can cause allergies.  

It also is difficult to digest and has low nutritional value as well.  Many commercial dog foods have it as an ingredient so you should not purchase any dog food containing it.

Pits and Seeds  are poisonous so do not give your dachshund any type of seeds or fruit that may contain pits.

Raisins are toxic to dogs, so avoid giving any raisins to your dachshund.

xylitol.  Even  a small amount of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs.  One of the most dangerous foods dogs should not eat.

Some peanut butter may contain xylitol, so make sure you read the label if you ever give any peanut butter to your dachshund.

Caffeine, Tea, Coffee.  Any drink containing caffeine is toxic to dogs.

Yeast and Dough can be serious and even be fatal in dogs as it is poisonous.

foods dogs should not eat

toxic foods for dogs.

The list above are foods dogs should not eat so make sure you dachshund does not accidently get any of these.

It's important to do some research to find out what foods your dachshund’s diet needs. Feeding your dachshund the best quality dog food health will maintain their health.

Be careful that you are providing them with the appropriate dog food.  Most dogs require a different diet based on their age, gender, activity level, and activity level.

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About the Author

I have owned dachshunds for the past 27 years and have been part of my family and my life.

I had my first dachshund develop a back issue, but by giving him natural joint supplements he was able to be pain free the rest of his life. He lived to be 17 years old.

My goal is to show others what information I learned throughout the years for providing the best healthy dog food, supplements, and treats. ​

I continue to learn from other dog breeders, vets, and scientific research to help your dachshunds live a long and healthy life.


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