December 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Pet-Free

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree—how very lovely your branches are on my hardwood floor because my cat toppled you over. This year, don’t choose between your tree and your pet. Instead, follow these 5 tips to keep your Christmas tree pet-free this holiday season.
By Kerry Lengyel
1. Fake or Real?
While the lovely aroma of pine needles and the beautiful natural green color are perks that come with a live tree, fake trees are actually much safer for pets. Your cat or dog may end up chewing on the branches of a live tree, which could lead to a trip to the emergency room due to a punctured intestinal tract or irritated mouth. Consider a fake tree this year if your furry friend eats everything in his path.
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