Moe's Meats

Food to Avoid When Feeding Raw Meat

People often ask what foods should their pet stay away from. Below is a solid list pulled from Moe’s FAQ section title About Meat.


Chocolate contains  theobromine, a cardiac stimulant that can cause  dogs to become hyperactive, thirsty, and suffer an irregular or increased heart rate.

Raisins and grapes

Though it’s fun to watch your dog catch grapes or raisins in their mouth, use popcorn instead. Both raisins and grapes can cause liver failure in dogs.


Raw, cooked, dried – it’s all bad. Onions contain thiosulphate, which causes red blood cells to explode.

Cobs of corn

Choking hazard that is worth mentioning.

Macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts can cause tremor, weakness, and paralysis.

Fruit seeds

Pear seeds, apple seeds, peach, plum, apricot pits all contain trace amounts of cyanide. Rarely harmful, but important enough to be aware of.


Caffeine can cause hyperactivity, tremors, or seizures.  That means no soda, coffee or non-herbal tea.

Alcohol, Tobacco and street drugs

That’s just not cool.

Yeast dough/bread dough

Dough continues to rise in your pet’s stomach and can make them uncomfortable.