There are so many dogs around the UK that are not cherished by their owners and that thought always upsets me. How anyone can be so cruel and uncaring to leave his or her dog outside for weeks, sometimes months, with little to no food is unbearable to think about. I found out that nearly half of the dogs rehoming centres across the UK take in are, among a number of other issues, seriously malnourished. So straight away I wanted to lend my support to the campaign in any way possible and help raise awareness of this issue.
Our four-legged friends have become as much a part of the family as any human member, so it's understandable that we like to include them in the festivities. Many owners even admit feeding them a Christmas dinner. So what harm can it do? Well as it turns out, quite a lot. By giving into the desire to treat our pets with human food, we may well be putting their lives in danger. This may all sound a bit 'Bah humbug' but several ingredients in our annual turkey-stuffing ritual can actually do serious damage to pets.