The lead up to Christmas  is well-underway, the festive films are on TV and the markets are in full swing. See how you can donate a dinner to a dog in need, order an amazing dinner for your pup and toxic foods to watch out for this festive season.




As we all look forward to our festive breaks , it is also the time of year when you realise that we have so much to be grateful for, there are so many pups out there that will go without. Different Dog are partnering with Hungary Hearts this December, a charity rescuing dogs from killing stations and the streets of Hungary and finding them loving homes here in the UK. Different Dog are all about changing dogs’ lives with real food by delivering hand-cooked fresh dog food to your door. For every sign-up in December, they’ll be donating a meal to a dog in need, like Beatrix here – rescued by Hungary Hearts this year and ready for adoption.




This gorgeous pup has had a tough start to life on the streets of Hungary, yet still has all the love to give! Beatrix loves a belly rub and can’t get to the front door quick enough when she knows it’s time for walkies. She’s now safely here in the UK after riding over on the ‘Happy Bus’ and hoping for a new home very soon. Meet other dogs like Beatrix and find out more about Different Dog and Hungary Hearts here 



Want to treat your pooch this Christmas? They’ve got you covered too. Different Dog’s Festive Feast recipe and Seasonal Sausage treats are now available to purchase on their shop so your pup can have their own Christmas dinner. It’s made with succulent turkey, red cabbage and squash, packed full of goodness for nice (and naughty!) pups this Christmas – the perfect gift for your pooch or fellow pet parents.

Use code LDW10 to get 10% off all shop orders this month




There’s lots of tasty treats around at this time of year, but not all of them are good for our furry friends. Different Dog’s in-house Vet Alison shares her watch-outs for toxic foods to avoid giving to your dog this holiday season:



  • Grapes and dried vine fruits, commonly found in traditional mince pies and Christmas pudding. The toxic dose varies greatly between dogs, so there is no safe amount.
  • Chocolate, especially dark chocolate which has higher levels of theobromine. Chocolate can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, increased thirst, restlessness, seizures, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Sweet treats containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Xylitol causes a surge in insulin release that can lead to potentially fatal low blood sugar levels.
  • Blue cheese contains roquefortine C and if eaten in significant amounts can cause gastrointestinal upset, tremors, and seizures.
  • Macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, lethargy, weakness, and fever.
  • Alcohol or food containing alcohol.
  • Leftovers and fatty, salty or sugary ‘human treats’ can cause upset tummies and could trigger a bout of pancreatitis.
  • Cooked bones become brittle and can splinter into sharp spurs that can cause damage in the mouth, throat, stomach, or intestine.


  • Be sure to seek immediate advice from your vet if your dog ingests a toxic food. Prompt action will improve the prognosis.