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Should I Put Tinsel on My Christmas Tree?

Tinsel is dangerous to cats! Read on to learn more.

Don’t use tinsel on your tree if you have cats in the house! Cats are attracted to the shiny string and they can cause big problems in your cat’s intestinal tract if they swallow the tinsel. The intestinal tract gets bunched up on the tinsel like a shower curtain on a rod. The tinsel can then start to slice into the intestinal tract. Cats can die if they eat tinsel and don’t get the proper veterinary care. Signs that your cat has an intestinal foreign body, like tinsel, are vomiting, hiding, and not eating. If your cat is experiencing these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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