Bad kitty! Breakable ornaments are just one holiday hazard for pets.Time to deck your halls, feast on seasonal fare, and gear up for that big holiday party. But beware: What's a celebration for you can be downright hazardous for the family dog or cat. From dangling decorations and poisonous poinsettias to toxic table scraps, protect your furry pals from these holiday perils.
1. The tree. Does your cat climb the tree or your dog swipe gingerbread ornaments off low-hanging branches? If so, hang fresh garlands and wreaths well above paw's reach for an equally festive and safer alternative. If you do have a tree, secure it on a wide, tip-proof base, or anchor it to the wall with a guy wire. And cover the tree stand to prevent pets from lapping up the potentially toxic water inside.
2. Ornaments. Keep all ornaments (especially hooks, glass, and tinsel) out of snout's reach. Ingesting these (not to mention pine needles) can block or even rupture a pet's intestines.
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