Are you and your pet(s) (dog or cat) ready for the Christmas Tree?

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Did you know holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs or cats? If you normally use these plants to decorate your home, they should be kept in an area your pet cannot reach.

Tinsel can add a nice sparkling touch to the tree, but make sure you hang it up out of your pet's reach. Ingesting the tinsel can potentially block their intestines, which is generally only remedied through surgical means.

Edible tree decorations -- whether they be ornaments, or cranberry or popcorn strings -- are like time bombs waiting to happen. These goodies are just too enticing and your pet will surely tug at them, knocking down your wonderfully decorated spruce.

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We're ready, but I want to add keeping chocolates out of their reach, as well, sometimes pets have

been known to tear into a wrapped box of candy under the tree!!

Beware also of 'snow globes' the fluid in them is very toxic. I'll maybe go bump my thread on that.

Some of these things also are more toxic to smaller dogs, too. And the reactions do vary. A

75 pound shepherd I had once ate the entire contents of 3 poinsettias I had in my front hall,

consumed them totally, with nothing left but about 4 inches of main stalk! She was absolutely

fine, too... no vomiting or malaise of any kind!

I present the above as a curiosity, not to encourage anyone to be lax about watching out

for these things!
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There was a fun phone in on the radio this morning for Austerity Gifts for your ptes. One of the best ones I heard was after having cooked the turkey, roll the foil into a ball. You cat will love playing with it.

Now that's austerity.
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All timely warnings, thank you. Glad chocolate was mentioned particularly Dark chocolate because of the flavonoids and the theobromides. Flavonoids are good for human beings but can mean death to dogs and cats. Pet chocolate does not have flavonoids in.
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My dog is safe. I don't have a tree.
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I have no cats or dogs, so my tree is safe.



Oh but I do have a three year old...
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Betty Boop;1469944 wrote: I have no cats or dogs, so my tree is safe.



Oh but I do have a three year old...


A three year old tree? How many needles has it got left?:-2
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Fuzzy;1470057 wrote: A three year old tree? How many needles has it got left?:-2


None - it's a PINe Tree.
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I can still remember when I was about 6 months old, we had a tree with real candles. The wax was dripping all over the tree, but that was fine by me, because I wasn't in charge of putting out fires in the home. My dad looked after that. I'm just glad the curtains never caught fire. They were too close to the tree for my liking. I suppose that experience turned me into a very safety consciences person.

In case you read all this, forget it, I'm just being silly.:yh_giggle
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Fuzzy;1470070 wrote: I can still remember when I was about 6 months old, we had a tree with real candles. The wax was dripping all over the tree, but that was fine by me, because I wasn't in charge of putting out fires in the home. My dad looked after that. I'm just glad the curtains never caught fire. They were too close to the tree for my liking. I suppose that experience turned me into a very safety consciences person.

In case you read all this, forget it, I'm just being silly.:yh_giggle


Are you sure you are being silly .. Maybe your brain caught on fire ... :lips::wah:
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My brain has been on fire ever since I saw you standing there at the bus stop in Montreal.:-4:-4:-4
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Fuzzy;1470077 wrote: My brain has been on fire ever since I saw you standing there at the bus stop in Montreal.:-4:-4:-4


Wow that is a real big brain ...it is still burning ???? .. THE INTERNAL FLAME .......
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sugarpuff;1470078 wrote: Wow that is a real big brain ...it is still burning ???? .. THE INTERNAL FLAME .......


Yes dear, internal and eternal.:D
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Fuzzy;1470079 wrote: Yes dear, internal and eternal.:D


I want you to have the internal flame brain .. so it will burn inside ..

and not last forever .. your brain have to be destroy ..

I would never wish the eternal flame brain on you .. you are hot headed already ..
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sugarpuff;1470197 wrote: I want you to have the internal flame brain .. so it will burn inside ..

and not last forever .. your brain have to be destroy ..

I would never wish the eternal flame brain on you .. you are hot headed already ..


The girls in town say it's not just my head that's hot.:yh_giggle
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Fuzzy;1470204 wrote: The girls in town say it's not just my head that's hot.:yh_giggle


Yes I know that .. you also have a hot foot ...

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