The holiday season is less than 4 weeks away! Please keep your pets in mind when decorating. Injuries can be caused by dogs and cats chewing on cords. Try to conceal the cords as much as possible. Ingestion of ribbon and tinsel, while not poisonous, can cause problems in the intestinal tract that may require surgical intervention – especially in cats.
Bright ornaments can also make your pet curious, and many animals will chew and swallow them. Place glass and paper ornaments high on the tree, and pick up any broken pieces, which can cut your pet’s mouth, throat and intestines besides presenting a choking hazard.
All the best, Dr. Fulop.