For many, it's time to put up the holiday tree.
I had someone tell me yesterday that their kitten climbed the tree - was at the top - they were trying to get the cat out of the tree when the tree fell over and now their kitten was limping. Stories like this are not uncommon. In fact - they are very common. For something so beautiful - the holiday tree can be caulked full of dangers. I'd like to give you some tips to help make your tree pet safe.
If you have cats you may realize how interested and curious they can be. I'd like to help prevent any problems your cat might have with the tree.
If you are thinking about putting up your tree, or if you just put it up, take a minute to look over our pet safety tips for your holiday tree.
Thousands of pet injuries related to Christmas trees are treated every year. We've seen everything from cats eating the pine needles and chewing on cords to trees actually falling over on them. It is really amazing to consider all the different problems that a holiday tree can cause. And it's even more amazing how our adorable pets just seem to seek out that trouble!
I have an important article for you to read - Simple Tips to a Holiday Safe Tree. Even if your tree is already up, see if it is as safe as it can be.
A while back - I saw a 5-year-old cat that had never bothered the tree before, but she batted a glass ornament that fell off and broke when it hit the floor. Then the cat swiped at the pieces and cut her paw. She never bothered the tree in 5 years, and then boom - she decided to do something silly. If it happened to this cat, it could happen to your cat. So please make sure your tree is safe. The last thing you need during the holidays is an emergency trip to your vet. Please read: http://www.petplace.com/10-steps-for-a-cat-safe-holiday-tree.