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Are Christmas Trees Toxic to Cats?

Published Oct 25, 2023

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In this article, discover whether Christmas trees pose a toxic threat to your feline friends. According to Dr. Renee Schmid, a senior veterinarian toxicologist at the Pet Poison Helpline, nibbling on real or fake Christmas trees typically doesn’t warrant a trip to the emergency vet. While real trees contain mildly toxic components that may induce vomiting or diarrhea, it’s essential to avoid Christmas tree water additives. Should your cat exhibit persistent symptoms or reactions after ingesting tree needles, prompt veterinary consultation is advised.