Sharing a little Christmas dinner with your furry best friend
Here’s lovely Murphy the CEO of Tail Chasers. He likes to join in with the celebrations at this time of year (He only wears the Santa outfit for the Christmas photo) but he is very interested in what’s on offer from a food perspective!
We all love Christmas food but it’s important to remember which foods are dogs can and cannot eat.
If you feel like your dog might have eaten the wrong kind of food please contact your vet immediately..Dogs can deteriorate very quickly if they ingest the wrong types of food.
While alcohol is a big part of Christmas for a lot of us it is very bad for dogs. In films it’s used as a joke but in reality it can cause vomiting diarrhoea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, abnormal blood activity and even death. So, in other words, it’s like most of our first nights out and too be honest I’d rather not share!
Salty snack foods cause dogs to become extremely thirsty and can also cause vomiting. so make sure you leave all your Christmas nibbles out of reach of your four legged friend.
Here’s the big one which I’m sure you already know… Chocolate! While you probably already know how bad chocolate is for dogs, it’s important to remember to keep it out of reach and make sure to clean up any wrappers. As a general rule of thumb the darker a chocolate is, the worse it is for your dog.
Coffee/caffeine are really bad too so if your dog likes to delve into what you leave laying around take care.
Cheese.is okay for dogs but only is small amounts although you must remember if your dog is lactose intolerant it should not be having cheese at all.
Ham is thankfully alright for dogs. In our household he have a lot of ham around Christmas time so we are very glad that our dog can enjoy it too.
Fish is actually quite good for dogs which is a nice change of pace for this blog! Fish contains good fats and amino acids. Salmon especially! Just make sure to cook the fish well and remove any bones before giving it to your dog.
Turkey is often the central part of a traditional Christmas dinner and thankfully dogs can eat that too along with chicken and pork so they can definitely get involved with Christmas lunch! Just make sure they don’t jump up at the table!
Carrots are also very good for dogs. They’re crunchy which is good for canines canines. Also they are low in calories and high in vitamins. Other vegetables they can eat include broccoli and green beans so why not make a small plate for your dog this Christmas.
Just to recap if you’d like to make a Christmas dinner for your dog this Christmas here is what you can safely use; Chicken, Turkey, Pork, Carrots, Broccoli and Green beans.
If your dog’s stomach is as sensitive as Murphy’s they should probably just stick to their ordinary food as boring as that might be. Poor old Murphy!
Whatever you are doing with your dog this Christmas have a safe and enjoyable time.