This time of the year is very exciting for your animals, but your “perfect tree” poses hidden dangers for them. Here are our five ways to minimize them.
1. Don’t make you tree too enticing for curious little creatures, and remember… No shiny tinsel! It can be fatal if eaten! Saturate the tree skirt with citrus spray if your cat likes climbing it. Motion-activated air/sound canisters work great to keep pets away from it.
2. Real trees are beautiful, but pine needles are poisonous and can pierce your pet’s intestines. Take precautions, too, that they don’t drink the tree water which poses multiple threats to your pet’s well-being.
3. Poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and lilies are all highly poisonous…keep them far away from your pets!
4. Bottom branches are an alluring playtime frenzy for any pet. Keep them free of ornaments and other torments-especially dangerous wire hooks, ribbons and breakables or swallow-ables If you do have low-hanging ornaments, keep them tightly secured!
5. Need we warn you about electrical cords? Your pets can use them to pull down the entire tree, and can even get electrocuted using them as chew toys! Use cord covers such as the awesome Critter Cord!
For additional preventative information we highly recommend downloading PUPTOX’s impressive app (or visiting their website). They even have a Chocolate Calculator!
Have the following app downloaded just in case there’a an emergency. “Pet First Aid: for Your Dog, Cat, Puppy or Kitten by Jive Media LLC“. Their iPhone app has saved the day several times!