Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Those Holiday Hazards

A friendly reminder to all: Many of us are decorating for Christmas. For our cats this “its the most wonderful time of the year.” (Can you hear the song?) Unfortunately it also means Holiday Hazards. The ribbon you tie packages with they can chew on, and sometimes become stuck inside the intestines. This means surgical removal.

The plants all wrapped up in red foil: toxic, they could cause vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes kidney failure. As far as the tree, that is Disney Land for cats. I can’t tell you the last time I had ornaments on the bottom half of my tree. The lights, every year Ute (my eldest) must chew through at least 2 sets, he always finds a spot I don’t have protected. Don’t forget cats cannot eat all those treats either, chocolate can be toxic, and just as us people, we cannot load up on extra calories. Extra weight gain is not healthy; it could also lead to vomiting and diarrhea.

A little bit of turkey or other meat is fine, just don’t over do it.

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Have a fun and safe Holiday and New Year.


  1. very impawtant post! I am so sorry I was unable to attend the Open House yesterday...I HAD to finish a book for my blog on Monday....I am soooo sorry!!! :(

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  2. I agree about the tree -- I'd be interested to know whose cats have toppled their tree, as well! I came downstairs yesterday morning to find two glowing eyes peering out at me from halfway up...