From a cat’s point of view, what could be more alluring than tinsel? After all, it’s shiny and easy to bat around. However, when swallowed it can cause choking and do serious damage to the intestinal tract.
Below is a list of other holiday hazards to avoid:
- Christmas tree decorations
- Open votives and let’s not forget illuminated menorah candles
- Decorative holiday lights and wiring
- Mistletoe and holly
- Liquid potpourri
- Stagnant tree water
- Christmas trees are fun to climb so make sure yours is anchored down
In case your cat gets into trouble, here’s some sound advice from an expert: http://thepreventivevet.tumblr.com/post/14017054377/the-12-pet-hazards-of-christmas-day-1
And if time has run out and you forgot to buy kitty a gift this year, no guilt is required. Your little one(s) will be perfectly happy with a paper bag. It’s safe and guaranteed to provide hours of contented play.