Holiday celebrations can be a lot of fun, but they can also introduce seasonal hazards to our animal companions.

For instance, did you know that tinsel—the glittering strands used for Christmas tree decor—can be deadly to cats? Cats may like to play with tinsel, but it and other string-like items such as ribbon and yarn can cause serious problems when ingested.

It’s important to take extra precautions during the holidays. Be sure to check out these holiday safety tips from the Pet Poison Helpline.