Our Christmas hub brings the latest hints and tips to help your pet stay safe this winter

Whether you enjoy the cold crisp days or dread the long dark nights, winter undoubtedly brings a whole host of new safety hazards for your dogs, cats, and other small animals. Christmas, too, can be a particularly dangerous time for pets. That’s why the Vets Now Christmas hub is dedicated to bringing you the best tips straight from our emergency vets to help keep you and your pet safe this winter.

Christmas dog hazards

Are you prepared?

Christmas cat hazards

Do you know the dangers of chocolate for dogs?

It is predicted that Brits will gorge on over £160 million worth of chocolate during the festive period. With Christmas just around the corner and an abundance of chocolate around the house, pet owners must be aware of the dangers of chocolate poisoning for dogs and keep the tempting treats out of reach.

Worried your dog has eaten chocolate?

How much chocolate is poisonous to dogs?

What dog owners need to know about chocolate

Watch our videos on the top winter hazards for cats and dogs

Our emergency vets have revealed the top winter dangers that could make your dogs and cats ill this season. Watch the videos below to find out more.


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