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12 Human Foods You Didn’t Know Could Kill Your Dog

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The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can’t feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there’s a ton of foods you probably didn’t know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans.

After all, there’s nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they’re still man’s best friend, they probably shouldn’t eat like your best friend. Because we at Foodbeast care about you and your canine companions, here are 12 human foods that your dog should most definitely avoid.

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Chocolate

Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most common foods that is bad for dogs, so we figured we’d knock it off the list early. Dog owners know better than to leave a Toblerone or two laying around.

What’s In It:

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which fall under the methylxanthines category. When we hear the phrase “the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous,” it’s because white chocolates contain fewer methylxanthines. Thus, less toxicity.

What It Can Do:

If eaten by a dog, chocolate can cause vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pains, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, seizures and death.

H/T ASPCA

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Milk

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Yeah we know, puppies drink milk from their mothers after they’re born. However, like humans  (including moi), dogs can also suffer from lactose intolerance.

What’s In It:

Milk contains milk sugar that dogs don’t have the enzymes to break down.

What It Can Do:

Consumption of milk could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. While it’s not immediately life-threatening, it can contribute to serious bacterial exposure in dogs that could eventually lead to disease.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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Cheese

Nachos

Sorry boy, no Grilled Cheese Spot for you. Your stomach will thank me for it later.

What’s In It:

Like milk, cheese also has sugars and fatty components that dogs don’t have the necessary enzymes to break down.

What It Can Do:

Cheese, and other dairy products, can cause problems if consumed in excess. Symptoms like gas, diarrhea and vomiting can all occur if a dog eats too much cheese.

H/T Dog Food Advisor

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Onion

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While onions go with pretty much anything savory, they can do more than just make your dog cry.

What’s In It:

Onions contain compounds that can be harmful to dogs if ingested enough.

What It Can Do:

Onions can damage red blood cells in dogs causing them to become weaker and move around less. If enough onions are consumed, a blood transfusion might be necessary.

H/T No Longer Wild

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Macadamia Nuts

Macadamias

One of the more recent discoveries, Macadamia Nuts can be incredibly harmful to dogs if eaten.

What’s In It:

The specific chemicals found in macadamias are still unknown right now, but they are known to cause a toxic reaction to dogs if ingested.

What It Can Do:

Dogs will develop weakness and an inability to walk, specifically in their hind legs. Vomiting, staggering gait, depression, tremors and hypothermia.

H/T VetMedicine

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Garlic

Garlic

Consider your dogs vampires and keep them away from raw garlic as much as possible.

What’s In It:

Like the chocolate rule, the stronger the onion the more toxic it can be. Since garlic is part of the onion family it’s even more dangerous to dogs than onions per ounce. Garlic contains compounds that are strong in toxicity.

What It Can Do:

While the effect of garlic consumption to red blood cells won’t appear for a few days in dogs, they’ll be tired and reluctant to move. The dog’s urine will be orange to dark red in color. Like with onions, a blood transfusion might be required in severe cases.

H/T ASPCA

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Grapes

Grapes

Like Macadamia Nuts, grapes and raisins can be extremely toxic to dogs.

What’s In It:

While its currently unknown what chemicals and compounds are in grapes that cause toxicity to dogs, the results of consumption can be pretty devastating.

What It Can Do:

Grapes and raisins can cause rapid kidney failure. While it varies between dogs, symptoms may not show up in them. Other than kidney failure, dogs can also develop vomiting or diarrhea as well as a lethargic state. Dogs will also develop dehydration and lack of appetite. Death from kidney failure may occur within three to four days.

H/T ASPCA

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Avocados

Slices of Avocado

You might want to hold off sharing that guac with your doggy pal. He’ll thank you for it later.

What’s In It:

Avocado leaves, pits, bark and fruit contain a toxin called persin.

What It Can Do:

Avocados can have toxic effects on dogs depending on the variety. They can cause upset stomachs in dogs, breathing difficulties, fluid buildup in the chest, but the most dangerous thing for them seem to the be the pit. Since it’s slippery, the pit can accidentally be swallowed by dogs, leading to obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.

H/T HubPages

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Apple Cores

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While most people try to avoid eating the core of an apple, it’s actually much more toxic to dogs. Along with a few other fruits, you should definitely be careful not to leave apple cores laying around for dogs to get their paws on.

What’s In It:

The core of an apple (as well as plums, peaches, pears and apricots) contain cyanogenic glycosides which is also known as cyanide.

What It Can Do:

Some of the symptoms that come from ingesting the toxin are dizziness, struggling to breath, seizures, collapsing, hyperventilation, shock and even coma.

H/T HubPages

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Yeast Dough

Bread

Bread makes you fat? While having a chubby puppy isn’t the worst thing in the world, yeast dough used to make bread should absolutely be kept away from dogs.

What’s In It:

The raw yeast dough from making bread can ferment in a dog’s stomach, becoming toxic.

What It Can Do:

Aside from the toxicity from alcohol being produced in the stomach, yeast dough can also expand in your dog’s stomach or intestines and create a large amount of gas in the digestive system. This can lead to severe pain and a potentially ruptured stomach or intestinal tract. Vomiting, abdominal discomfort and lethargy can also occur.

H/T VetMedicine

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Caffeine

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No idea who would ever share coffee with a dog. I mean, what do they have to do all day other than sleep and look out the window?  In all seriousness, owners should never let their dogs near coffee or any form of caffeine.

What’s In It:

Coffee contains a stimulant known as Methylated xanthine.

What It Can Do:

Methylated xanthine stimulates the nervous system in dogs, causing vomiting, restlessness, heart palpitations and even death.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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Bacon

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What? Bacon?! Say it isn’t so! It’s absolutely tragic that we can’t share one of the greatest foods out there with our canine buddies. We’ll need to remember this the next time we want to feed our dogs some breakfast bacon under the table. Well, more bacon for us then. Sorry, buddy.

What’s In It:

Foods rich in fat, like bacon, can lead to the disease pancreatitis in dogs. Once a dog has developed pancreatitis, their pancreas’ become inflamed and stop functioning correctly.

What It Can Do:

This leads to all sorts of problems with digestion and nutrient absorption.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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It should also be noted that the amount of damage these foods can do vary on the specific breeds and sizes of your dogs. Like humans, all dogs are different and can react differently to foods. Though it’s better to keep them away from these foods just for good measure.

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Fast Food

Arby’s Testing New Grilled Artisan Melts, Including Steak & Garlic Toast

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For those lucky enough to live in the Indiana region, Arby’s is testing four new grilled Artisan melts at a select location in Evansville, Ind. While we’re pretty sure the word ‘Artisan’ is being thrown around loosely, these photos are pretty droolworthy nonetheless.

The four sandwiches available are Steak & Garlic Toast, Reuban, Turkey Avocado & Bacon and Steak & Portelbella. A representative of Arby’s told Brand Eating that they’re only testing the melts in Evansville and it’s simply a test of the new operational process and new equipment.

Could that process and equipment be turning on and off a panini press? I kid.

H/T Brand Eating

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Features

37 Wing Recipes That Don’t Involve Buffalo Sauce

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Superbowl Sunday is days away and if you want to impress your buddies, you definitely don’t want to bring those boring buffalo wings to the party. We dug around a little and found a few wing dishes that might make you the culinary MVP of the Super Bowl. So here’s 37 mouthwatering wing recipes that don’t have buffalo sauce in them. Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration for this weekend and maybe even impress your friends along the way.

Nonetheless, prepare to be hungry.

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

Baked Garlic Parm

Recipe: Steamy Kitchen

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Louisiana Honey Mustard Wings

Honey Wings

Recipe: Cajun Injector

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Chicken Teriyaki Wings

Chicken Teriyaki

Recipe: Japanese Cooking 101

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings

PBJ Wings

Recipe: The Black Peppercorn

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Sesame Shiso Wings

Shiso Wings

Recipe: Food 52

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Al Pastor Chicken Wings

Al Pastor Wings

Recipe: Simple Comfort Food

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Proscuitto Wrapped Wings Doused in Bacon Jam

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Thai Sticky Wings

Thai Sticky Wings

Recipe: Simple Comfort Food

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Honey Soy Sauce Glazed Chicken Wings

Honey Soy Sauce Wings

Recipe: My Edible Memories

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings

Lemon Garlic Wings

Recipe: What’s Cookin’

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Baked Chocolate Covered Cherry Balsamic Wings

Chocolate Wings

Recipe: Beyond the Olive

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Korean Crispy Rice Chicken Wings

Korean Rice Wings

Recipe: Food 52

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 Grilled Red Curry Wings

Red Curry Wings

Recipe: Tony’s Kitchen

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Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings

Maple Mustard Wings

Recipe: Chow

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Hanoi-Inspired Chicken Wings

Hanoi

Recipe: Food 52

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Honey BBQ Wings

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Recipe: Big Bear’s Wife

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Braised Chicken Wings with Mushroom

Braised Chicken Mushroom

Recipe: Vivian Pang’s Kitchen 

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Choco Chili Chicken Wings

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Recipe: Food 52

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Sweet Chili-Glazed Chicken Wings

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Recipe: Food People Want

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Crunchy Sesame Chicken Wings

Sesame Wings

Recipe: iVillage

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Tempura Wings with Sriracha Honey

Tempura Wings

Recipe: Aliya LeeKong

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Grilled Crispy Cajun Wings

Cajun Grilled

Recipe: The Meatwave

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Waffle-Wrapped Bacon Chicken Wings Drizzled with Maple Syrup

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Spicy Garlic Wings

Spicy Garlic Wings

Recipe: Simply Scratch

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Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

Korean BBQ

Recipe: Eat the Love

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Old Bay Chicken Wings

Butter Wings

Recipe: Yummly

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Sriracha Honey Wings

Sriracha Honey Wings

Recipe: Food Republic

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When Pigs Fly (Pork Rind Crusted Wings)

Pork Rinds

Recipe: Food Republic

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Ramen Wings

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Thai Curry Lime Sauce

Thai Curry Baked

Recipe: JBean Cuisine

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Garlic Parmesan Boneless Chicken Wings

Garlic Parm Popcorn

Recipe: My Name is Snickerdoodle

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Truffle Wings

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Recipe: Savor SA

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Pa’Zing! Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Wings

Pizza Wing

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Garlic Pepper Chicken Wings

Garlic PepperRecipe: Life’s Ambrosia

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Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) Wings

Ghost Pepper

Recipe: Food Republic

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings

Bacon WRapped

Recipe: Leite’s Culinaria

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Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

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Recipe: Inspired Tastes

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Hit-Or-Miss

‘Garlic’ Black Beer Tastes Like a Bottle of Dumplings

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Beer and Japanese food go together like, well, beer and Japanese food. But if you’re fiending for something beyond the old Kirin-Asahi-Sapporo, maybe you should consider giving this “garlic beer” a shot.

Our favorite Japanese bloggers Rocket News picked up a bottle of Aomori Garlic Black Beer for testing (and presumably not vampire-fighting) purposes a few days ago. The Aomomi Prefecture is known for its garlic production and the drink gets its flavor from extracts of their renowned fermented black version. As for the beer itself? Tastes “just like regular beer” apparently — until the great, “mighty cloud” of raw garlic flavor rises up and punches you (and all your dinner-mates) right in the uvula.

Knock back with a bowl of rice and Smell-o-Vision smartphone meat for a delicious, if mildly under-nourishing and stinky, meal. Yum.

H/T Rocket News

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Hit-Or-Miss

Subway Tells Foodbeast Garlic Bread Recall ‘Not Food Safety Related’

We should have known it was too good to be true.

Apparently Subway’s new garlic bread has been pulled from the assembly line due to “contamination.” A tipster screennamed “lubby” posted this warning the city-date.com forums last Friday afternoon:

“This has not made the news yet, I checked. I work at Subway and we got an urgent message from Subway HQ to throw out any garlic bread plus the garlic butter topping. It was contaminated. Not sure how or what it was contaminated with. I wanted my fellow foodies to know in case they had some. The garlic bread was a new feature for September.”

It’s unclear whether the problems were  limited to any specific batch, but our local Subway in Santa Ana was not offering the garlic bread when we visited earlier today. A few comments have also appeared on the Subway Facebook page complaining about the garlic bread’s supposed contamination and unavailability (ex: A, B, C).

Garlic bread was just the second in a string of brand new menu offerings from the sandwich chain (the first being the Applewood Pulled Pork), so yeah, you could say we’re a little bummed, especially since it was just introduced September 1st.

So far, Subway has released this official statement:

“Our garlic bread seasoning was not being made to the specifications we required. Although it was not food safety related, we temporarily removed it from our bread offerings.  We’re working around the clock to get garlic bread back in your local Subway restaurant and it will be worth the wait.”

Which, okay, seems reasonable. Just hurry up and bring it back, would you Subway? We’re suffering from some serious QSR blue balls here.

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Cravings

This is What a Spaghetti Bun Burger Looks Like

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Crispy, almost burnt, baked spaghetti – the kind that clings to the bottom of your baking sheet, the kind you have to pry out with a fork – is delicious. So even without the hype over Shimamoto’s ramen burgers from earlier this month, we’d still be super excited that a burger joint out in Philadelphia decided to use the stuff as BUNS for a SPAGHETTI BURGER. Frankly, we’re even a little surprised this didn’t come first.

A proper spaghetti burger needs a good set of garlic buns, but PYT’s version swaps the bread out for brown, baked garlic noodles and sandwiches them around a mozzarella-stuffed meatball patty, red marinara sauce and parmesan flakes – perfect foodie bait. It was recently featured as PYT’s “Burger of the Week,” along with a Loaded Potato Skin Burger (!), a Shrimp & Grits Burger (!), a Bruschetta Burger (!) and a Crab Cake Bun Burger (!!!).

Let’s just hope some Instagramming foodie couple decides to use it to re-enact some pseudo-ironic version of Lady and the Tramp. That’s amore!

H/T Neatorama + PicThx PYT

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Fast Food

Subway to Roll Out Garlic Bread, Make All Locations Nationwide Smell Even Funkier

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We have seen the future, and its name is Allium sativum – but you can just call it “garlic.”

Starting September 1, Subway will launch new Garlic Bread for a limited time at all Subway locations nationwide. Per usual, the GB will be baked fresh daily, fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D and probably skew the bread-to-meat ratio highly in bread’s favor, but hey, at least it’ll taste like Italy. Or, you know, at least like Olive Garden.

“We love to treat our customers to new versatile flavors that complement the submarine sandwiches on our menu, hot or cold,” Tricia Hetherington, Director of R&D for Subway, said in a press release. “The mouth-watering garlic flavor profile serves as the perfect pairing to any of our sandwiches, especially the hearty Spicy Italian, Meatball Marinara or Italian B.M.T. Footlong.”

We’ll be sure to test it out ourselves as soon as we can, but in the meantime, let’s just assume 1) it’ll probably taste better than any of the cardboard-y carbs they have available now and 2) you’ll soon be able to find the nearest Subway in your city just by following your nose. Because buddy if you didn’t think it smelled dank before, it’s about to smell DANK, even if you’re not into that.

Subway’s also bringing back its $5 any regular Footlongs (of which there’s 22, just FYI) throughout the month of September (“SUB-tember”). But yeah, the smell. Let’s all just brace ourselves for the smell, because whooo boy.

PicThx Subway