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Which Christmas leftovers could make your dog poorly?

Which Christmas leftovers could make your dog poorly?

Published by Grace Mcgachy
6:00am 26th December 2019.

Tasty treats for us, but bad news for our pets. 

Remember you need to keep food like Christmas pudding, festive chocolates and nuts away from our four legged friends. 

You don't want to end up with a poorly pet and a hefty vet bill. 


Christmas dangers for dogs: 

  • Chocolate- the chemical theobromine, which is a bit like caffeine, is found in chocolate and is toxic to dogs
  • Christmas pudding and mince pies. grapes and dried fruits (currants, sultanas, raisins)
  • Onions garlic, leeks shallots and chives
  • Alcohol- they can become wobbly and drowsy and in severe cases, there is a risk of low body temperature, low blood sugar and coma
  • Artificial sweeteners


Which Christmas leftovers can I give my dog?

  • Turkey (no skin or bones)
  • Salmon
  • Lamb
  • Scrambled egg
  • Green beans
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Parsnips
  • Carrot
  • Peas
  • Swede
  • Mash potato/ new potatoes/ sweet potatoes 

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