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Dog-friendly festive food treats

by Alison Cornmell

Most of us like to indulge over Christmas – and so do our dogs, but you need to make sure they stick to dog-friendly treats.

The Dogs Trust share examples of things your dog might encounter over the festive period which are not safe for them to eat.

  • Grapes, raisins or sultanas (& wine)
  • Chocolate – don’t forget chocolate decorations on the tree are easy pickings
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mince pies & Christmas pudding
  • Rich fatty foods/fat trimmings
  • Cooked bones from Christmas meats
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Holly berries
  • Alcohol
  • Xylitol – an artificial sweetener found in some sugar-free foods

For further advice on keeping your dog safe this Christmas and a full list of items poisonous to your dog follow this link to the Dog’s Trust website.