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#5 Avoid Glass and Sharp Objects: Cats love shiny things, especially shiny things that hang a tree they want to climb. Try to use plastic ornaments and hang the glass ornaments higher up on the tree. This lessens the risk of ornaments falling down and breaking. Ornament hangers can also pose a risk for ingestion or getting puncture wounds so make sure you pick up any loose hangers.
#6 Cover Electric Cords: Kittens and puppies in particular love electric cords. Chewing on the cords can cause electrical shock. Make sure these are covered or positioned in an area not easily accessible.
#7 Keep Gifts Containing Food Away from Pets: Food gifts need to come out once the family sits down to open presents. 1-ounce of dark chocolate can be toxic to a 15 pound dog.
#8 Be Cautious with Holiday Plants: Ingesting Poinsettias and holly can cause stomach upset. Mistletoe can cause serious side effects, like difficulty breathing, collapse, seizures, and even death. Amaryllis may cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, excessive drooling, depression, or tremors. And lilies cause kidney failure in cats if ingested.