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We may treat our pets like they're human, but that doesn't mean they get to eat "people food."

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter,was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.

It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?

We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as Pamela Edwards of New York's Hope Veterinary Clinic, about what dogs should never eat.

Keep scrolling to see the list and the side effects.

Apple seeds and cores

The seeds and cores of apples can cause dilated pupils, bright red mucous membranes, difficulty breathing, shock, and even death for your canine pal.

They contain cyanide and are most potent when wilting or rotting, according to Dr. Pamela Edwards.

Coconut and coconut oil

Coconut products are the health trend du jour, but they're likely to cause an upset stomach and diarrhea if you give your dog a large amount of coconut oil, milk, water, or flesh.


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Avocado contains persin, a toxin that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Grapes and raisins

"When I was little, I used to give my dogs grapes all the time," Goldstein said. "But these can cause kidney failure and disease."

Though no one knows the exact mechanism, there is a direct association, which also extends to raisins, which are even worse than grapes.

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