Keep pets safe with a steady Christmas tree


POSTED: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

QUESTION: What can I do to keep my pets safe during the holidays?

ANSWER: Make sure that your holiday tree is steady and secure so that it can't be knocked over. If you have anything other than plain water in the tree stand, cover it so that your dog or cat cannot drink from it. Tinsel, string or ribbon can cause choking or intestinal blockage if swallowed by your pet. Sharp pine needles, bits of broken ornaments and hooks can cause injuries. Also, keep ornaments high enough on the tree to be out of reach of your pets.


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