Thanks to Misaki for reminding us to make sure our dogs and cats have a safe and Merry Christmas
Lintbells have sent me the above infographic and the following information about how to keep us pets safe this Christmas:
Christmas, as we know, is “the most wonderful time of the year”… But what should be “the happiest season of all” can soon degenerate into something quite different, if we ignore the dangers our festive celebrations can pose to our animals. For instance, while Christmas dinner may look very tempting to your Labrador or Alaskan Malamute (and who are you to deny him or her on Christmas Day??), for them there is far more at stake than simply their waistline.
Among the many unexpected hazards on your Christmas menu are the onions in your gravy and stuffing. Onions contain a substance known as thiosulphate, which is toxic to dogs and cats, causing oxidative damage to red blood cells. Early signs of onion poisoning include diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy.
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