Dangers at Christmas

The festive season is the time to indulge, celebrate and have fun – and as part of the family, our pets will normally be enjoying some of the action too.

However, this time of year can also present some hidden dangers to our four-legged friends, from toxic foods to dangerous seasonal plants.

To ensure your pet remains safe this Christmas, please take a look at some of the dangers listed below to make sure you’re in the know about what dangers to keep your pets away from during the festive season.


  • Chocolate, onions
  • Christmas pudding
  • Mince pies
  • Alcohol
  • Cooked bones
  • Tinsel
  • Glass baubles
  • Fairy lights
  • Candles
  • Poinsettia
  • Mistletoe
  • Ivy
  • Lilies
  • Holly


  • Toys
  • Batteries
  • Silica gel



Please make sure to watch your pet carefully over the festive period. If you suspect they have consumed any of the items listed seek urgent advice from your vet or our MiNight out of hours service. 

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