(Not only do Christmas trees smell of the great outdoors, they make purr-fect scratch posts and climbing frames. Be sure to secure your tree to the wall to avoid accidents.)
(If you’re socialising and your cat has a nervous disposition, create a safe haven in a spare room far from flying Champagne corks, party poppers and tipsy relations.)
(High in fats these nutty gems can potentially cause nasty stomach upsets in our cats.)
(Cats often swallow tinsel, resulting in a difficult to pass fur ball and a trip to your local surgery to have it removed.)
(In our 2019 survey, 50% of the 12 most common pet insurance claims were attributed to obesity due to inappropriate eating habits, such as scavenging for leftovers or being hand-fed a variety of unsuitable titbits.)
(Gravy is delicious for humans yet far too salty for cats, can contain onions, which can cause various issues and be fatal in extreme cases. Lapping up leftovers is not advisable.)
(Cranberry sauce and other sugary foods can cause diarrhoea, and some brands do use grape derivatives too, which is toxic, so best to avoid.)
(Stuffing often contains garlic, onions and sometimes nuts, all of which are potentially fatal to cats.)
(Chocolates and raisins, or any grape derivative such as sultanas, should be avoided. They can be the cause of kidney failure, neurological problems and seizures. Buy catty treats from the supermarket instead.)
(Cats may also be lactose intolerant, so after the party’s over, put dairy products back in the fridge.)
(This is a common complaint in cats involving diarrhoea and vomiting, a painful abdomen followed by dehydration.)
(Be mindful of your pet at Christmas as any trip to the vets is inconvenient and costly for you, as well as being painful and upsetting for your cat.)
Make sure you’re covered against a catastrophic Christmas with cat insurance from MORE THAN. Our customers also have access to our 24/7 vetfone service. In the event of an issue with your cat anytime, day or night, vetfone allows you to speak to a professional to get the best care for your pet. For more advice on what not to feed your cat, check out our guide to good pet diets.
May we wish you and all your furry friends a Merry Christmas from all the team at MORE THAN.