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Have a pet safe Christmas

Top tips to help ensure your pets have a great 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?


Festive food 

Festive food is delicious to us but to our pets many of it is highly toxic and dangerous. Chocolate, mince pies, Christmas pudding, onion gravy and alcohol are all poisonous for our pets and the bones from carcasses are a dangerous choking hazard. 

Keep your pets safe by making sure food is stored securely out of reach. Be prepared for any accidents by ensuring that you've taken out pet insurance - take out our pet insurance with us and you'll be helping pets in our care have a Merry Christmas too.

If you think your pet has eaten anything they shouldn't have, stay calm and speak to your vet immediately.

Overindulging

It can be tempting to shower our pets with tasty treats. But extra weight gain can lead to health problems, so to keep your pet happy and healthy keep treats to a minimum. If you do treat them to something extra, make sure the calories are accounted for in their daily food ration and feed them a little less for dinner.

Festive decorations

Festive food isnt the only hazard to consider around Christmas time, some household items can also be dangerous too. 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! 

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.

Provide your pet somewhere cosy and quiet where they can retreat to and have their own space away from the festive excitement. When your pet is in their quiet spot, make sure they are left alone and not disturbed by children or other guest. 

Give your pet the best Christmas gift!

There are plenty of toys and treats on the market for your pet - but how many will help your pet have fun whilst also helping other animals live a life free from neglect and cruelty?

Help keep your pets entertained over the festive period. 


Published on Monday 11th December 2017

 

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Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11:30am-3pm every day except Thursdays)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(12pm-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999