Many of us will be celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign during the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, which takes place from 2nd to 5th June. Preparing for a big Jubilee celebration? Coronation chicken, scones, chocolate cake and alcoholic drinks are just a few of the potential hazard’s pets could be exposed to over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Parties are a very common time for our pets to get their paws on something they shouldn’t. Whether it is rooting through a guest’s handbag or helping themselves to party snacks or unattended drinks, your pets may get up to mischief while you are distracted by the festivities.

Alcohol poisoning can occur in pets that have helped themselves to unattended alcohol and can cause drowsiness, low body temperature, low blood sugar and coma. Party snacks can contain a variety of hazardous substances including onions, garlic, raisins, xylitol (in some sugar free foods) and chocolate. Keep these treats out of your pets reach and watch out for well-meaning guests handing them to your dog!

Animal PoisonLine and VPIS are here 24/7 for advice over the full weekend should any mishaps occur.