What would Christmas be without the traditional tree! But is it compatible with our pets? Let's take a look at the precautions to take to ensure that the holidays go smoothly for your pets while having a beautiful tree.
- Install your tree out of reach of your pets. In a room where they don't go, for example. You can surround it with a fence or put it up high. Also, think about a solid and stable base so that the tree does not fall on your kitty or doggy.
Choose decorations that won't break when they fall, which could cause injury. Go for decorations made of fabric or wood for example. Note that fake snow and angel hair are dangerous and toxic if ingested.
- Be extremely careful with electric garlands that your pets could chew on. There is a real risk of electrification, or even electrocution. Be aware that there are alternatives with LED candles that can be clipped to the branches of the tree.
- Regularly pick up thorns that may fall to the ground. Your animals could indeed be tempted to ingest them, even though they are toxic! Artificial or wooden trees obviously avoid this inconvenience.
Here are the Christmas plants that are toxic for our pets:
Finally, think about meeting the needs of your cats and dogs to the maximum so that the tree is less tempting for them! So, play with your cat, go out with your dog and don't forget their little Christmas present...under the tree?