What Christmas food is safe for dogs and cats to eat? Tips for pet-friendly Christmas

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CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and with many of us planning to host or visit family this winter, our furry four-legged friends are bound to be part of the celebrations. So what Christmas food is safe for dogs and cats to eat?
By KATIE SEWELL
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What Christmas food is safe for dogs and cats to eat? Tips for pet-friendly Christmas
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and with many of us planning to host or visit family this winter, our furry four-legged friends are bound to be part of the celebrations. So what Christmas food is safe for dogs and cats to eat?

For many of us, pets are part of the family, and we’ll be looking to spoil them this Christmas. But it’s also very important to make sure we keep our pets safe during the festive season. Read on for more tips on keeping your pets safe this Christmas.

Christmas Day may be about indulging in some of your favourite foods, but it’s not always safe to give these treats to your pets.

Poppy Baron, a Blue Cross Vet, told Express.co.uk it’s very important to remain vigilant at Christmas and make sure your dog or cat doesn’t eat anything that could cause them harm.

She added: “We love to hear so many owners involve their pet in their celebrations at Christmas, but we’d just urge them to be vigilant during the festive season as there are many hidden dangers to our pets, from toxic foods to dangerous seasonal plants and decorations.

“Chocolate, sultanas and raisins, and alcohol are among the food and drinks that should be kept well out of sight of your pet to ensure you all have a safe and happy Christmas together.”

People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), the UK’s leading vet charity, also spoke to Express.co.uk about the dangers of Christmas food for our furry friends.

PDSA vet nurse Nina Downing said: “Raisins, alcohol and onions are just three ingredients that can potentially poison cats and dogs, causing severe illness.

“Foods containing these items, such as stuffing, gravy, mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding, should never be given to pets. If they do get their paws on them, get advice from your vet straight away.

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