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Holiday Pet Safety Tips To Protect Your Animals From Winter Dangers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 12/10/10 01:10 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

What do twinkle lights, tinsel, and wreaths all have in common? (Hint: Christmas is not the answer.) They can all kill your pet. Veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell visits CBS' The Early Show to discuss the top ten ways to protect your pet from holiday season dangers.

Apparently the film 'Christmas Vacation' took no artistic liberties when their cat chewed through Christmas lights and electrocuted himself... this is an actual threat, so twinkle lights should be draped high enough on the tree that pets can't reach them. Same goes for tinsel, which cats love to eat, but apparently can cause their intestines to accordion. Tinsel's not the only intestinal hazard - dried pine needles can actually puncture your pet's intestines. To keep your holiday season happy and intestine-healthy, follow all of Dr. Turner Bell's tips on animal winterization.

WATCH the rest of her tips here:

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