Dec 212012
 

Christmas Dangers to Cats & Kittens

christmas dangers to cats and kittens

It’s the holiday season and we love to decorate.  However, some Christmas decorations can be very harmful to our pets.  Let’s take a look at some of the Christmas Dangers to Cats & Kittens.

Tinsel

Tinsel on the Christmas Tree is not a good decoration where cats are concerned.  Lots of times cats will see this sway about in the air and think it’s something to play with.  In doing so, they often get it in their mouths in which case they have a hard time removing it and end up swallowing it.  If a kitty gets this in their intestinal track there is a great possibility of having to have it surgically removed due to a bowl obstruction.  If you see it coming from the anus – do not pull it out!  Get your kitty to the vet.

Leaving the tinsel off is much better than having a huge vet bill and your tree will be just as beautiful – trust me, you won’t miss it.

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Apr 052011
 
Easter is coming and I came across this activity which I thought was really cool…not as convenient as store bought coloring kits, but environmentally friendly.  You would use some (or all) of the following ingredients:

  1. Items used to create various colors of dye:
  • Pink/red: Pomegranate juice, red onion skins, beets, chopped rhubarb stalks, cranberry juice, red grape juice
  • Orange: Yellow onion skins, paprika, chili powder
  • Yellow: Orange or lemon peels, shredded carrot, celery seed, ground cumin
  • Green: Spinach
  • Blue: Red cabbage, blueberry juice, blackberries, purple grape juice
  • Brown: Dill seeds, black walnut shells, instant coffee, tea

You can get the directions in complete HERE.  They have other projects too…click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “more projects” :-).  How cool is this!?….Have fun!