Tinsel danger alert

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A veterinary charity has issued a warning to pet owners after two cats that ate tinsel needed life-saving treatment.

Two-year-old Ginge, pictured, swallowed up to three feet of the decoration from a Christmas tree and required surgery at a PDSA hospital. Nine-month-old kitten Broxi devoured red, white and blue tinsel and needed emergency treatment.

Vets acted quickly in both cases to remove the tinsel, which can rupture internal organs.


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