Central Coast Australia

Central Coast News

Leave the feasting to non-furry friends and family this Christmas

By RSPCA
Posted: 24 Dec 2021
We all must resist giving into those puppy dog eyes this Christmas
RSPCA NSW asks pet owners to remain vigilant over what they feed their pets over the holidays.

In the spirit of giving, it can be tempting to sneak our pets a taste of the Christmas ham. However, it is important to remain pet smart this silly season and stay vigilant over what we are feeding our pets these holidays.

You may think you are giving your pet a treat by giving them festive foods, but many of these foods can be toxic to animals or cause them to become unwell,” said RSPCA NSW Chief Veterinarian Liz Arnott. 

“There are other ways to make Christmas special for your pets, like providing them with long-lasting chews and taking the time to exercise and play with them before your guests arrive for lunch,” Dr. Arnott added.

Here are some festive foods to avoid giving your pets: 

  • Pork/ham 
  • Marinades 
  • Gravy 
  • Cooked bones 
  • Chocolate 
  • Christmas pudding 
  • Fruit cake 
  • Grapes/currants/raisins 
  • Onion 
  • Lollies 
  • Alcohol 


If you suspect your pet has eaten something they should not have, or notice diarrhoea, excessive panting, muscle twitching, lack of coordination or vomiting, take your pet to an RSPCA NSW veterinary hospital or your local veterinarian as soon as possible.

To find your nearest RSPCA NSW Veterinary clinic and their holiday trading hours, visit the RSPCA NSW website.

 
Toowoon Bay Holiday Park Toowoon Bay Holiday Park Toowoon Bay Holiday Park The Perfect Holiday Escape!

Recent News

The infamous The Wharf Revue set sail to the Central Coast
The infamous The Wharf Revue set sail to the Central Coast
After 21 years with Sydney Theatre Company, the original cast of the infamous...
Central Coast's 2022 Australia Day Ambassador announced
Central Coast's 2022 Australia Day Ambassador announced
Highly regarded education leader and local resident, Karen Jones, has...
Entries now open for the Grandma Moses Art Competition
Entries now open for the Grandma Moses Art Competition
Central Coast Council is calling on our local amateur artists over the...
Y4Y Creative Connection Big Chair Project 2022
Y4Y Creative Connection Big Chair Project 2022
Council is seeking a lead Community Artist and multiple Emerging Artists...
Beach wheelchairs and matting creates inclusive fun in the sun this Summer
Beach wheelchairs and matting creates inclusive fun in the sun this Summer
To improve access and inclusion for people with limited mobility or living...

What's New

Have You Visited

Contact · Add Your Event · Submit News · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2006-2022 Stralia Web