My first ‘only belongs to me’ cat ate tinsel from the tree. Fortunately it wasn’t the old metal kind, but it was plastic and it bound him up. I took him to the vet who said that he was too weak to operate on and told me to take him home and see if he would eat. I took him home and he went at ONCE to the litter box and pooped out a (not exaggerating) foot long, hard poop that was mostly tinsel. Clear tinsel, his gut had removed any color from it…but he recovered after that and lived a looong life. Lesson learned…no tinsel on the tree, and only soft, fabric decorations down low. Fortunately, I never had a cat who knocked a tree over by climbing it!
February 26, 2016