Staying Safe This Christmas

Staying Safe This Christmas

A Guide To What Foods Are Safe For Your Dog This Christmas

Christmas breakfast, dinner and treats are always tasty and our dogs know it too! Keep them safe around the dining room table this Christmas. Here is what they should stay away from and what to do if they scarf it down anyway:

Keep Them Away From:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cherries
  • Chives
  • Chocolate
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onion
  • Raisins
  • Walnuts/Macadamia Nuts
  • Yeast Dough


While most toxic foods are kept on our plates, chocolate is found all around. Here are some things to keep away from your pup that might get over looked:
  • Chocolate coins on your Christmas tree
  • Advent calendars
  • Boxes of chocolate put out on Christmas day
  • Wrapped chocolatey presents under your Christmas tree (just because it’s wrapped, doesn't mean your dog can't smell it) 

My dog ate something they shouldn't have, what should I do?

Call your vet immediately! If your dog is unwell you may need to take them to the vets straight away. If possible try to get someone to call ahead to alert the veterinary practice of the situation so that they can know what to expect and can be prepared. Let them know what and how much your dog ate.

To help your vet work out how serious it is, try to find any packaging that might give some information on how much has been eaten, especially when it comes to chocolate.

Do not try to make your dog sick as this can sometimes make them worse.



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