"Hanging ornaments on your tree? Avoid using metal ornament hooks because your dog could swallow or step on them.
Many people use metal ornament hooks to hang their Christmas ornaments on the tree. However, metal ornament hooks can be very sharp, and therefore painful if your dog were to step on them. In the continuing saga of why dogs chew on/eat strange things, metal ornament hooks can also play the role of villain. In severe cases, the sharp end of the hook can perforate the dog’s stomach or the intestines. This is a surgical emergency, so make sure to call your veterinarian right away if you suspect your dog has ingested a metal ornament hook. To avoid this risk, I recommend a product called SoftHooks (paper-based ornament hooks) to my clients."
"Love these paper hooks! We have no worries with our kitty (or kids) getting a hold of them and either chewing or swallowing one. They hold all our ornaments up well and instructions were sent on how to size them for the smaller ornament holes.
Bonus is they're practically invisible on our tree!"
"Softhooks saved my Christmas! I have a new, sweet but curious little puppy who wanted all the balls off the Christmas tree this year! I was so petrified that she was going to eat a metal hook. Bought the Softhooks, they came quickly! I used nail clippers to make them the perfect size, and re-hung the ornaments. Sure enough, she got a ball off the tree and started to eat the hook. It dissolved so quickly and was truly totally safe. I will never have pets/small kids and metal hooks again - only softhooks! You can't beat the price and the peace of mind."