It's dinner time and she's looking at you with those big puppy-dog eyes. Her tongue flops across her chops. Perhaps a whimper, or a muffled bark, just to let you know she's there. "Here, sweetheart," you say, sliding a bit of steak her way. "Now go lay down."
Giving your dog a bit of "human" food isn't all that bad (if it's the right food), but you have to be very careful. "There are foods that are safe for people, but are not safe for dogs," says Cailin Heinze, board-certified veterinary nutritionist and assistant professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Some foods, such as chocolate, are tasty for humans, but toxic to dogs. So are macadamia nuts and avocado. Go figure! Which foods should you not give your dogs? Here are 10 of them, in no particular order. Print this story and tack it to your refrigerator door.