Have a pet safe Christmas

Christmas is great! There are presents, fantastic food and we get to spend time with family and friends. But, did you know that Christmas can be hazardous and stressful for your pets?

Christmas food

Did you know some of our festive foods can be dangerous to pets? If you're thinking of making a fuss of your pets with some extra food treats this Christmas take a look at our advice

Christmas trees and other decorations

Festive food isn’t the only hazard to consider around Christmas time, some household items can also be dangerous. Some plants and flowers including poinsettias, holly, ivy, mistletoe and lilies can be toxic, so avoid these if you have pets.

Tinsel and wrapping paper might be tempting for your pet to play with but make sure they don’t eat it! 

Christmas trees and pets

It'll be best to only allow pets around the tree when they can be supervised, as:

  • hanging edible decorations, like chocolate, are poisonous to dogs and can cause severe damage to their health
  • cats and dogs might be tempted to chew or play with hanging tree decorat

Help your pet cope with Christmas Chaos

Christmas is often busy and chaotic. Help your pet cope with the chaos by keeping to their normal routine, as much as possible.

For more advice, read our tips on planning ahead to help keep pets calm at Christmas.

 

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