As well as the traditional decorations there’s festive greenery that may make your dog very ill, tempting foods which we may believe are treats for them but can cause a great deal of harm.
Vets will treat 75% more cases of dogs eating foods that are poisonous to them, in December so it’s important to be aware of what to avoid:
– Chocolate, boxes lying around, coins on the tree,
– Christmas cake, mince pies and Christmas pudding
– Foods containing grapes, raisins, sultanas & currants
– Traditional turkey, goose & chicken where bones can easily splinter
– Sage and onion stuffing, gravy, anything with onion, chives, garlic.
– Other foods, such as certain nuts, blue cheese, fatty and salty foods & don’t forget alcohol
– If it snows, take care when using antifreeze. It tastes sweet so is tempting for dogs, but can be lethal if ingested.
– Watch for dogs drinking out of puddles too as they may be tainted with antifreeze chemicals.
– Salted roads & paths can also burn their paw pads.
For more detailed advice please see: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/christmas