Certain festive foods can make your dog very ill. Picture: Pixabay

Seven festive foods that you should never feed your dog

For anyone that has a dog you want them to be part of the festive fun, however, it is important to remember that not every Christmas treat is suitable for dogs.

By Charlotte Harding
Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 2:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th December 2021, 2:22 pm

Pet food company tails.com warns that there are a number of festive dishes that you should not share with your pooch, no matter how eager they are to have a bite.

If your pup does end up pinching a piece of chocolate when your back is turned, the nutritional experts at tails.com recommend how to handle it:

“If your dog eats even a small amount of chocolate, you should arrange an immediate appointment with your veterinarian, and in the meantime monitor their behaviour very closely for any symptoms or sickness.”

Also if your dog happens to eat some nuts here is what the experts recommend you do.

“Macadamia nuts are a popular festive treat, but they can be extremely harmful to your dog as they are extremely fatty and even small amounts can cause your pooch to experience diarrhoea, vomiting and weakness in their hind legs, or in the worst-case scenario may even lead to pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)." If your dog has consumed a large number of nuts and appears to be showing symptoms, then you are advised to seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.

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