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 hazardous for your pets?

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. Take a look at the list below to ensure you're not giving treats that can make your pet unwell:

Poisonous food for pets
  • Chocolate
  • Mince pies
  • Christmas pudding
  • Onion gravy
  • Alcohol
  • Bones from carcasses 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 to keep to your pets eating their appropriate food.

If you want to treat your pet to some festive bites, try our easy to make cat and dog treats below, but be sure to feed treats in moderation as extra weight can lead to health problems.

Make Christmas dog treats

Why not try making some of our tasty, healthy dog treats for your canine companion? The short video below (just a minute and a half) contains all you need to know to make your dog some yummy, homemade Honey and Banana Dog Biscuits (PDF 105KB)

Purr-fect cat treats

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

More great makes!

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

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Will you deliver kindness to animals this Christmas?

Snowy the dog © RSPCA

Together, we can make sure that all animals have a safe and comfortable Christmas.

Whether it's making wildlife friendly reindeer food with your children, feeding garden birds or simply helping to ensure your pets feel safe and calm during the festivities. Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference to the lives of animals.