9 Surprisingly Dangerous Foods for Dogs (Starting with Popcorn)

If you think your dog is suffering from poisoning right now, you can call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 24 hours a day to talk with a poison control specialist.

It’s hard to resist sharing food with your dog, but while some human snacks are safe in small doses, others are downright dangerous for dogs.

Keep cabinets closed and counters clean, get some help keeping an eye on your dog if you’re going to be away for long periods—and have a pet first aid kit on hand in case of accidents. (See this article for how to assemble your own!)
THE RC PET FIRST AID KIT IS A SIMPLE ADDITION TO YOUR WALK OR TRIP WITH YOUR DOG.

Surprisingly dangerous foods for dogs

1. Popcorn

Plain, air-popped, unsalted, unbuttered popcorn may be okay in small amounts. But let’s be honest: how often are you enjoying plain, unsalted, unbuttered, un-delicious popcorn?

For dogs, high levels of fat and sodium typically found in popcorn can lead to dehydration in the short term, and obesity in the long term. In addition, the hard, un-popped kernels can hurt teeth and gums on the way in.

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