Christmas is one of those holidays that just seems to be filled with cheer and wonder. Even though it is an exciting and busy time for us humans, Christmas can be a danger to our cats.
Christmas is one of the most dangerous holidays for companion cats, for many of reasons. Whether a cat is young or old, she will definitely try to climb up the attractive tree. This behavior is normal for cats as they see the tree like a new big toy.
Cats like to chew on the branches and needles of the trees. Pine trees contain pine oil, which can be bad for cats, it can cause gastrointestinal upset, lack of coordination (ataxia), anemia, breathing difficulties and changes in mentation. Cats shouldn’t be allowed to chew on pine needles!
Cats just cannot help themselves when it comes to playing with the tree’s decorations, chasing them around the house. Unfortunately, fragile glass ornaments can shatter. Other ornaments can have sharp or pointed edges, both of which can cause serious injury externally or, if swallowed, internally.
The packages under the Christmas tree can also be dangerous for our furry friends. Cats love to play with ribbons. Ribbons can be swallowed and become entangled in the cat’s intestines, causing intestinal blockages.
Make sure your cat stays safe and happy over the winter Holidays period. Keep her away of the branches and needles of Christmas trees, of the tree decorations and of ribbons.
Here is an amazing idea of Christmas decoration that would make a perfect and safe playground for your kitty! The purrfect cat decorated tree created from boxes that makes a wonderful playground for cats and kittens. The cats from the video seem to like their Christmas tree a lot! They are also lucky to receive some gifts from Santa!