It's something that a lot of us, myself included, are guilty of more often then we'd like to admit. Of course what I'm talking about is feeding the dog scraps from the table. We've all heard that there are foods that aren't the best for our dogs to eat, i.e. chocolate. But what about other foods?

As it turns out, and much to my surprise, a lot of the food that we have at our summer barbecues can actually make our dogs sick. We've compiled a list of very common items that you might even be having this weekend that could make your dog ill. Of course just because a food that you're having this weekend may not be on the list, it doesn't mean that it is 'safe' for your dog either.

If you think that your dog may have gotten into something bad for them, it's best to contact your vet, or an emergency vet, immediately for a consultation. Be safe out there this holiday weekend, and be sure to let your friends and guests know not to feed your dogs scraps from the table. Instead, treat them to one of those red cans of Alpo that always has the jelly-like layer of mystery juice on the top.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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