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December 3, 2002

Albany - Your holiday decorations catch the eye of more than just your house guests. Your pets are immediately attracted to the new Christmas tree, poinsettias, and other decorations. And, their curiosity can be dangerous.

Veterinarian Dr. Ira Roth says to secure your tree, so you pets can't knock it over. And, don't put breakable ornaments on the bottom of the tree where little paws can reach. Some poinsettia and other seasonal plants are toxic and can make your four-legged friends sick.

"Pets cannot digest the tinsel people put on their trees," said Dr. Ira Roth,Veterinarian. "It can make them sick, and we have to remove surgically."

Dr. Roth says the most common reason pets end up in his office during the holiday is severe stomach problems caused by feeding them people food.

Posted at 4:57PM by kathryn.murchison@hotmail.com