Holiday Safety Tips for Your Cats

Christmas decorations can be especially dangerous for cats.  Cats are naturally attracted to garland, tinsel, small ornaments, and ribbon.  They look like fun toys for our kitties.  Since cats are able to reach high places many more of these items are accessible to them.  Some cats ingest parts of these items which can require you and your pet to visit the emergency room during the holidays.  You might not realize that your cat is secretly eating tinsel from your Christmas tree while you are sleeping until it is too late.  You can take precautions by keeping small, edible decorations and garland, tinsel, and ribbon out of their reach.

If you notice your cat playing with a dangerous ornament or piece of ribbon, tinsel, or garland you should remove it right away.  If you think your cat has a loss in appetite, is lethargic, or you notice vomiting or diarrhea, it is important to call your veterinarian immediately for a check-up.

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