The 12 Dangers of Christmas!
December 2, 2019
CHOCOLATE – Very toxic to dogs and cats. Can cause signs ranging from vomiting and trembling to seizures and death.
CHRISTMAS PUDDING & MINCE PIES – Contain raisins which are toxic to dogs – kidney failure.
GRAPES – Also toxic, like raisins.
NUTS – Particularly Macadamia nuts. Can be toxic in high doses.
ONIONS & GARLIC – Toxic and affects red blood cells.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH LEFTOVERS – Fatty foods like ham can cause tummy upsets and pancreatitis, spoiled foods cause tummy upsets or more serious illness.
COOKED BONES – Very brittle. Best case – bad constipation. Worst case – bone stuck in oesophagus or gut causing serious illness.
TREE DECORATIONS – Baubles and tinsel can cause intestinal obstruction.
CHRISTMAS TOYS – Small plastic pieces can be eaten, batteries can be highly toxic.
OTHER SWEETS & DESSERTS – Especially those with artificial or sugar free sweetener which is very toxic to dogs.
BBQ SCRAPS – Fatty ends are not good treats. Keep skewers and meat packaging out of reach.