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Pet Safe Festive Foods

Christmas treats for your pet

The Christmas season is finally upon us which can be a busy and chaotic time for everyone, including your pets. Many things that make Christmas Christmas can pose as a threat to the health of your furry family.

To help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the vet this holiday season we have compiled our top favourite Christmas treats that your pet might enjoy…

Turkey without the trimmings

Cooked turkey or chicken deboned and deskinned are a great source of protein which your pet is sure to enjoy.

Cooked Potato

Plain mashed, boiled, white or sweet potatoes are a firm favourite with some dogs, providing them with a healthy punch of nutrients.

Vegetable Treats

Sliced carrots, parsnips, broccoli, peas, green beans, courgettes, brussels sprouts, pumpkin, spinach, swede and cauliflower are a tasty low calorie snack and are great for help with training your dog.

Cooked Eggs

Boiled or scrambled eggs can offer both cats and dogs a protein boost.

Fresh Fruit

Your pets can get in on the fruit action with bananas, seedless watermelon and apples which are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Just remember that grapes and raisins are very poisonous!

Finally, remember all Christmas treats are to be given unsalted, unsweetened and in moderation as too much of any foreign human foods could prove a shock to any pets’ system.




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Hi I'm Lauren Odendaal I am part of the Marketing team at Animal Friends Insurance. I love giant dogs, noisy cats and my budgie, Monet. I am here to keep you up to date on the latest news, if you would like to get in touch please give us a shout on our social media.

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