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Festive food for your pets

Christmas is great! There are presents, fantastic food and we get to spend time with family and friends. But did you know that Christmas food can be dangerous for your pets? Here are the festive foods to keep away from your pets and some tips for making some delicious festive treats your pets can enjoy!

Festive food can be poisonous to pets

Festive food is delicious to us, but to our pets, much of it is highly toxic and dangerous.

Avoid giving your pets these foods as treats as it can make them unwell:

  • Chocolate
  • Mince pies
  • Christmas pudding
  • Onion gravy
  • Alcohol
  • Bones from carcasses - these are a dangerous choking hazard

What Christmas food can pets eat?

Skinless and boneless white meat such as turkey is okay for dogs and cats, but be careful that it's not covered in fat, salt or gravy. It's best for your pets to stick to their normal food.

If you do want to treat your pet to some festive bites, try our easy-to-make cat and dog treats below. Be sure to feed treats in moderation, as extra weight isn't good for their health!

Make Christmas dog treats

Why not try making some of our tasty, healthy dog treats for your canine companion? Watch our video on how to make yummy, homemade Honey and Banana Dog Biscuits.

Perfect cat treats

Make your cat delicious and healthy treats by following the instructions in this short video.

Find out more

For more great ideas on keeping your pets entertained follow us on YouTube.