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Festive food fails for dogs

Some dogs just can't help themselves when it comes to tantalising treats. Read on to find out how to avoid a trip to the vets this Christmas, by keeping these festive foods away from greedy paws. 

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The Christmas food and drink your dog can't and shouldn't eat

Christmas Dinner

  • Avocado
  • Bird bones 
  • Turkey skin and fat
  • Gravy
  • Onions, garlic and similar vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Pigs in blankets


  • Mince pies, Christmas pudding and fruit cake
  • Yeast and uncooked dough 
  • Sweet treats and desserts for humans

The Cheese Board

  • Nuts - especially macadamia nuts and walnuts
  • Fruit pips and stones
  • Milk and dairy - especially blue cheese
  • Grapes, raisins, sultanas and currants

For afters

  • Chocolates
  • Alcohol

There are many food and drink items around Christmas time that could cause your dog to become unwell.

If you're concerned that your dog has eaten something that they shouldn't, get in touch with your local veterinary practice immediately and let them know what your dog has eaten, how much they've eaten and when they ate it. 

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