Christmas time: Beware what the cat eats

Burning candles, Christmas trees tempting you to climb up, or poisonous decorations caused by snow spray are just a few of the dangers Christmas time cats are exposed to. Also, as far as the diet is concerned, it can be dangerous to the feast.

At Christmas time you should keep a close eye on what your pet eats. Much of what is on the Christmas table or set up for decoration, could be just as seductive as unhealthy for your Stubentiger.

Chocolate, biscuits and leftovers from the table

Even if it is well meant, cat owners should not make any exceptions to their pets during Christmas time when it comes to food that is appropriate to their species. Therefore do not give your darling anything off the table. Most foods are too fatty, too spicy or too salty for your pet.

Also leftovers are not for cats. For example, if you give them poultry bones of chicken or goose roast you risk splintering and the cat can eat dangerously while eating. Also, chocolate, biscuits, cocoa and other sugary drinks are often tempting but unhealthy to dangerous for baby tigers and should not be left unattended. Buy a delicious cat food if you want to make your beloved tomb tiger happy on holiday.

Poisonous Christmas plants

One of the most popular Christmas plants, the poinsettia, is one of the plants that can make cats very dangerous. Therefore plants like these should be placed out of reach.

Coniferous trees can be dangerous to cats with the essential oils they contain and the prickly consistency of their needles. Keep in mind that not only the Christmas tree but also an Advent wreath could tempt your baby tiger to nibble on it - so hang it up so your curious fur nose can not reach it. Inquire in advance as closely as possible which plants you can buy during the Christmas season and how they might affect cats. Setting up cat grass for an alternative is always a good idea - it's guaranteed that you will not go wrong.

Christmas decoration can be swallowed

You should also be careful with Christmas decorations that could be swallowed by your kitty. Raschelndes, glittering tinsel or angel hair, for example, invites you to play. However, swallowing the material can cause serious damage to the cat's digestive tract. Likewise, pets and gift ribbon are a bad combination - do not leave this in the apartment. The same applies to Christmas decoration, which can also be nibbled by your cat. Often, the items are chemically treated and have a negative impact on cat health when nibbled or swallowed. More about deco and its dangers can be found in the guidebook "Beware! Dangerous Christmas decorations for cats".

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