7 foods that dogs should never eat

Alcohol can be more deadly to cats and dogs than to people because they are smaller animals. Dogs are often drawn to the sweet flavor of alcoholic beverages, particularly eggnog.

1. Alcohol

The fleshy parts of an apple are okay for dogs, but the core and seeds are not. Apple seeds contain cyanide, and while they are likely safe in tiny doses, it is preferable to avoid the core and seeds entirely.

2. Apple, Apricot, Cherry, & Plum Seeds/Pits

Avocados may appear to be healthy, but they are far from it for dogs. Avocados contain persin, which can behave as a dog toxin, producing vomiting and diarrhea.

3. Avocado

Broccoli contains isothiocyanates, which can be toxic to pets in high concentrations. Although little amounts of broccoli can be tolerated on occasion, it is definitely preferable to avoid them given the abundance of healthful options available.

4. Broccoli

In fact, if your dog unintentionally swallows coffee grounds or any other caffeine-containing beverage, his heart may race. This can result in seizures, tremors, arrhythmias, trouble breathing, and other symptoms.

5. Caffeine & Coffee Grounds

When it comes to fatty pieces of meat, ham, and other fatty foods such as chicken or turkey skin, it's best to discard them rather than feed them to dogs as treats. 

6. Chicken & Turkey Skin, Ham, & Other Fatty Cuts of Meat

Chocolate toxicity is one of the leading causes of pet poisoning during the holidays. Chocolate includes a fatal component known as theobromine; the darker the chocolate, the more theobromine is present.

7. Chocolate