2016 Holiday Safety For Your Cat

By November 21, 2016Uncategorized

Safety Tips For Your Cat This Holiday Season :


Tinsel and ribbon can cause a bowel obstruction in cats

Turkey or chicken bones can splinter and damage your cat’s mouth and GI tract
Holiday foods can be rich and greasy which can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Christmas tree water can contain fertilizer and bacteria that could upset your cat’s stomach or cause vomiting and diarrhea or other health issues.

Make sure ornaments that are hung on lower branches are cat friendly and unbreakable. Use cloth loops instead of wire hooks to hang the ornaments.

Tinsel and ribbon can get lodged in your cat’s digestive tract causing an obstruction and may require surgery to remove.

Use artificial plants in your holiday arrangements. Real plants can cause upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. Even artificial plants can be eaten so watch them closely.

Chewing on electrical cords can cause a burned mouth or shock. Unplug all lights when you are not home and use pet proof extension cords.

Chocolate can cause illness and even death in cats.

Many of us have friends and family over for the holidays. Make sure you kitty can’t escape outside with people coming and going.

Your kitty can easily knock over candles by mistake which could result in a fire. Keep a very close eye on any lit candles in the home. 

Some cats may be interested in alcoholic beverages which could cause GI upset or further illness. Keep your beverages away from your kitty.

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