Britain's Got Talent 2012 stars Ashleigh and Pudsey have thrown their support behind a campaign which highlights the potential perils pets face over Christmas.
The talented duo, consisting of trainer Ashleigh Butler and six-year-old Border Collie, first formed a partnership with the veterinary group Vets4Pets in October and have once again worked with the organisation to limit the number of pets making a trip to the vets during the festive period, reports ITV.com.
Among the potential pitfalls for pets are feeding them poisonous treats - such as chocolate, raisins and sultanas – rather than dog food, and allowing them to eat meat off the bone which can splinter and cause internal damage.
Mike Hopkins, Vets4Pets' group marketing director, underlined the importance of prevention, rather than cure, when it comes to looking after your pet this Christmas.
"With nearly 20 million pet owning households in the UK, it is essential that our pet loving nation understand the importance of preventative healthcare and that they visit the vets with their pets on a regular basis," he said.