DOG owners have been urgently warned to keep their pets safe this Christmas by keeping their paws free from festive snacking.
Although it’s the season of giving, animal lovers have been asked to make sure their dogs aren’t given anything dangerous to eat over the Christmas period.
And we’re not just talking about keeping them away from gifts and turkeys – as dogs can get sick if they consume any toxic food, from chocolate to raisins.
The Dogs Trust has urged owners to remain vigilant over the Christmas holidays, as puppies may be exposed to a wider variety of temptations to eat meat.
They told Brits: “Most of us love to enjoy Christmas – and so do our dogs, but you need to make sure they stick with dog-friendly treats.
“With less than a week until Christmas, here’s some helpful information to keep your dog safe this holiday season!”
Animal rights charity warns people to make sure that things humans handle are out of sight, reach and smell of their dogs.
The Dogs Trust recommends teaching the “most important lesson to be left alone,” so that your dog is clearly aware of what you allow him to eat and what he must leave alone.
While thinking this may be obvious, dogs are not allowed to drink ANY alcohol, mulled wine, chocolate, or any other festive drink.
Christmas cakes, puddings, mince pies and chocolate are also not on the menu.
And leftover Christmas dinner is also an unsuitable treat for your dog, as onions, garlic, bay leaves, chives and chives can wreak havoc on their digestive system.
Fat crumbs and bones cooked from Christmas meat are also a must.
They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and damage to red blood cells.
The work doesn’t stop there for eagle eye owners, as they need to be on the lookout for holly and mistletoe berries during this time of year.
Dogs can experience vomiting, diarrhea, and coma if they eat the wrong Christmas tree.
If your dog eats any of these treats, even in small amounts, it’s important to act quickly and owners should take the dog to the vet.
So puppies don’t feel too left out during the festive period, Dogs Trust has come up with a recipe that uses leftovers from your Christmas dinner to make perfect cakes to replace.
Just save some simple chicken or turkey – make sure there’s no bones – grab some leftover veggies, sprinkle with more cheddar cheese, and stuff your pastry.
But Britons also have to worry with their pet’s eating habits year-round.
Grapes, raisins, sultanas, avocados, onions, and macadamia nuts are all unsafe for dogs to eat.
Popcorn can even make your child unwell, as it can cause a blockage in their intestines.
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