- Raisins, sultanas and currants can cause kidney failure in dogs, so pet owners must keep them out of reach.
- Mickey had to have his stomach pumped after eating a whole plate of mince pies.
- Vets say the sooner animals are treated after eating dangerous foods, the better.
One-year-old Belgian Shepherd Mickey was poisoned after eating a plate of mince pies.
His owner, Pauline Warren, from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, didn't realise how dangerous the ingredients could be for dogs.
Mickey spent the first weekend of December in the care of vets.
They made him vomit to get rid of any residual mince pie in his stomach.
Raisins and currants can can be deadly for dogs, potentially causing kidney failure.
Mickey was fed meals containing charcoal to prevent any absorption of toxins into his system.
After 48 hours of fluids, a blood test revealed his kidneys were functioning normally and Mickey was able to go home.
Dangerous food and substances for dogs:
- Mince pies (containing raisins, sultanas and currants)
- Christmas cake (containing raisins, sultanas and currants)
- Turkey, chicken, goose (or other meat)
- Bones (they can easily splinter and cause obstructions or penetrate your pet’s stomach)
- Holly, Mistletoe, Poinsettia and Ivy
Source: Pride Veterinary Centre