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According to the Real Pets Survey conducted by Real Insurance, Australians spent close to $145 million on Christmas presents for their pets in 2018, which was part of a staggering $8.1 billion spent across the year on food, toys and other expenses.
As thousands of residents in Orange and the Central West prepare to spoil their furry friends, TAFE NSW Animal Studies Teacher, and Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia (APDT) Dog Trainer of the Year in 2017, Debi Coleman, has highlighted 10 of the best (and worst) Christmas ideas for dogs this year.
“Christmas is a time for giving but the safety of our dogs should be paramount when considering any presents, especially when it comes to food or tasty treats,” Ms Coleman said.
Ms Coleman, who is affectionately known as ‘The Dog Lady’, said while it was only natural to want to spoil your dogs with Christmas leftovers, many of our festive season favourites are quite harmful for our dogs, and we should avoid giving them:
Media contact: TAFE NSW Media and Communications Business Partner, Luke Schuyler, 0439 536 563.