Dog-friendly Christmas Ornaments


If your dog likes to take every opportunity to cause carnage, then Christmas time might bring about a slight feeling of dread. Not only do you have to contend with everyday hazards, but a tree being knocked over by an overly boisterous pup, too. However, that can often be the least of your worries! Not all decorations on Christmas trees are safe for dogs, meaning you have to work even harder to ensure they don't accidentally eat any. If you're looking to be a bit more careful with your choices this year, here are a few to get you started.

Shatter-proof Baubles

Baubles are beautiful additions to any Christmas tree, but they can be dangerous. How does your dog know they aren't for them to play with? All your dog sees are beautiful and bright balls that are ready for the taking. However, one bite and they can shatter. With this in mind, you may like to purchase shatter-proof baubles that are safe for dogs.

Artificial Plants

Christmas foliage is beautiful, but it can be deadly. Mistletoe, poinsettia, and holly berries, among others, can be detrimental to your furry friend's health. Mistletoe can drop your dog's blood pressure to a fatal level, while holly berries cause convulsions. Poinsettia is not safe for dogs or cats and causes nausea and vomiting. If you want festive plants in your home, opt for the plastic variety.

Electric Candles

Nothing says Christmas festivities better than glowing candles. However, all it takes is for a happy puppy tail to knock one over and you can find yourself involved in a tragedy. Start Christmas on a more pawsitive note with electric candles. These do not have open flames but promote the same ambiance.
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Non-dangly Ornaments

If you don't want your Christmas tree to look even slightly inviting to the four-legged household members, then say no to the dangly decor. Instead, choose decorations that don't let off reflections, shine in the sun, or move around with wind or drafts. Flat, unexciting ornaments may not be all that thrilling, but they can save a whole lot of grief and damage.