Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas Safety Tips For Cats (and a Sunday Selfie)

Happy Sunday! 

Christmas cat safety tips

Mum isn't too crazy about Christmas decorations so luckily we don't have any hazardous ones in the house. Not even a tree. She's no Scrooge, she just doesn't understand what all the fuss is about, and she wants to protect me from any potential dangers. However, she does like the cosiness Christmas decorations can evoke in the home, so she lights a candle bridge and hangs her favourite angel mobile, plus places a few safe objects around the house. But we don't have tinsel or any harmful ones, such as baubles. We also tell people who visit not to bring toxic plants and flowers, especially lilies. 

Mum likes to light a scented candle for a bit, but only if she is there to supervise and never ever leaves a candle burning when she goes out the room. She loves Christmas scented candles like those that smell of mulled wine or cinnamon. But she will only light the one - not hundreds like some people do, which also poses a fire risk!

A lot of people may not know this but even burning scented candles can have a toxic effect, not just on your pets, but on you and your human family's health too.

You can read more Christmas safety tips for cats here and here

Next week we'll be looking at what you should never give your cat to eat at Christmas (or any time of the year for that matter.)

Have a great week, and always be extra cautious where your pets are concerned because things can get out of hand (or paw) during silly season!



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17 comments:

  1. That is some good advice,Mum always puts up lots of decoration in our house but she makes sure the cables are out of reach from me but for the rest mummy says I'm a good boy when is comes to the decorations,xx Speedy

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  2. These are great Christmas tips. This human will admit that she does love her Christmas decorations, but only ones that are safe for the furbabies. No tinsel, no glass ornaments, and she's too nervous to ever light candles, although she does like them. Oh, and what a lovely selfie, Athena!

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  3. Lovely selfie, as always, Athena. You and Mum came up with some really good safety tips. Luckily, Gracie and Zoe are very good about the decorations, but we are still careful not to have any that might be dangerous. Just in case.

    Hugs!

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  4. A cat safe Christmas here, and no decorations at all in the Palace, as it upsets peep too much. Anyways, peep says with my personality I can bring all the magic we need, and a few special guests, too! purrs for a great week. ERin

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  5. I never usually bother with plants or Christmas trees!! Your selfie is lovely as always!! xxx

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  6. Good reminders! My dearly departed heart cat Eamon taught me the lesson of the candles quite well. He loved to put his paw in the flame and then shake it out when his furs caught fire. After I caught him doing it one time, I removed all the candles! I have been putting them back selectively now that he's gone, but I always watch carefully while they're lit. Cats can be crazy!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  7. Lovely selfie and good tips, Athena.

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  8. Great tips, we have a tree, but no icicles and all unbreakable ornaments.

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  9. Excellent reminders! I'm the same as your Mum ... I'm not big on decorations ... and Bear's safety is a big part of that. I also have an affinity for scented candles ... but I read earlier this year about their toxic fumes and they somehow don't smell as sweet anymore :) You're gorgeous as always, beautiful Athena!

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  10. Thanks for these great reminders, Athena. Mommy makes sure there is no tinsel around here.

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  11. Mee-you Athena LadyMum wundered about litin candullss as mee iss a bit rambuncktuss.....maybe thee fumes make mee that way, mew mew mew.....
    Yur selfie iss gorgeeuss purr usual mee furend!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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  12. Thanks for reminding us about all those holiday things that can be harmful to us cats, Athena.

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  13. Most excellent holiday pet tips and Athena, yous looks marvelous darling!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  14. My human is very careful about the Christmas decorations she has around our house too!

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  15. Someone on Twitter wanted us to do an article about lilly pollen being fatal for cats. I need to track them down. Happy Sunday Selfie from us all.

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  16. Thanks, sweet Athena, for the purrfectly timed tips!

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  17. I used to burn scented candles but haven't done so in years after learning that they can be bad for you. We also don't have a Christmas tree. Olive can't stop chewing on it. So, we have a fill in tree instead. It's pre-lit and is just white branches. Us cat moms do what we have to do!

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Purrs xx
Athena and Marie