Festive Tips from the Animal Health Trust

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Festive Tips from the Animal Health Trust

Postby dancingbillie » 18 Dec 2012, 14:46

From the Animal Health Trust

Festive Pet Tips

Christmas is all about family and understandably, many of us want to include our much-loved pets in the festive celebrations. To make sure that your dogs and cats enjoy Christmas without an emergency trip to the vets, please follow our important Festive Pet Tips:

Chocolate, macadamia nuts, raisins, sultanas and grapes are poisonous to dogs. This means Christmas pudding, mince pies and Christmas cake are off Fido’s menu, as should be onion gravy and sage and onion stuffing as dogs can get onion poisoning
Unshelled nuts, turkey and chicken bones and small toys can get stuck in the digestive system requiring an operation to remove them so keep them out of harm’s way
Cats and dogs love anti-freeze but even small doses it can cause potential fatal kidney damage if lapped up. Make sure you mop up any puddles by the car
Our pets can also love Christmas trees and can topple them over, smashing glass baubles and cutting themselves (or you). They may also eat fir needles or tinsel
Finally, some animals find lots of visitors during the party season a bit bewildering. Make sure that they have an escape route to somewhere peaceful and quiet. You may find yourself wanting to share it after a hectic Christmas day!
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