Christmas is such a fabulous time to enjoy with your family and your pets.
In all the excitement, there are some things to watch out for though, especially if you have cute kittens or boisterous puppies joining in the fun…
Christmas is all about yummy food!
While you’re tucking in though, do remember that some of your favourite food may not be the best for your pet.
Virtually everyone knows that chocolates are a problem for dogs and that the turkey bones need to kept out of reach of opportunists, as they can splinter – but do remind your guests too, especially if they aren’t pet owners.
Less well known though are some of the other foods which are not a good idea:
- Grapes, Raisins & Sultanas (beware of mince pies)
- Macadamia nuts
- Corn on the cob
- Plus do watch out for pips from things like plums
It’s also wise to avoid giving your pets leftovers – most of the food is likely to be very rich, which can cause stomach upsets – the last thing you or your pet want, especially as many of us with have small children and elderly relatives around!
To help your dog enjoy the fun, why not get some doggy treats – just give us a call and we can easily order some in for you.
Christmas decorations and baubles are just as attractive to our pets, so do watch out for broken glass – as well as a falling Christmas tree if your kitten tries to climb it!
With Christmas gifts, keep an eye out for wrapping paper and ribbons being eaten, as well as the children’s toys – small parts can so easily be swallowed.
Some of our lovely Christmas plants are also toxic, so be careful if your pet suddenly takes a shine to holly, ivy, mistletoe or even poinsettias.
We are of course open 24/7 for emergencies, for our registered clients, so we are always here for you if there’s a crisis.
As ever, if you have any worries about your pets or would like to stock up on doggy treats, please Call Us on 01435 864422.
We wish you and your pet a fabulous Christmas and New Year