Christmas is a time for celebrations and spending time with your loved ones, for many of us this means that our dogs are included in the festivities too. But the festive season also brings along a hidden world of dangers for our four-legged friends, from toxic food to dangers decorations.


Help ensure that your dog stays safe this Christmas by reading the list of hazards placed below: 


Foods and Drink


Chocolate


Christmas Pudding


 Mince Pies


 Gravy


 Grapes and Dried Vine Fruits


 Onions (including garlic, leeks, shallots & chives)


 Alcohol


 Macadamia Nuts


 Cooked Bones


 Leftovers


 Artificial Sweeteners


 Pigs in blankets


Christmas Plants


Poinsettia


Holly


Mistletoe


Christmas Trees


Ivy


      Although these plants are not highly toxic, ingestion can cause upset tummies and can be sharp which could cause problems internally.


   Other potential hazards


 Silica Gel (often found in new shoe boxes, handbags and electrical equipment)


Christmas Decorations


Wrapping paper


Candles


 Potpourri


Cigarettes


 


Keep an eye on what your dog may be getting up to this Christmas, but if you are worried that your dog may have ingested something they shouldn’t have please consult your vet as soon as possible.


 


 


 


 

Posted: December 19, 2019