Risks of Window Blinds
To your cat’s eye, the dangling end of a drapery or blind cord is an open invitation to play — and possibly to disaster. Even just crawling between drapes or blinds and the window (an all-time favorite feline pastime) can land kitty in a tangle. Cats who get caught in the loops of pull-cords panic. At the very least, the blinds or drapery rod will come down with a crash. At worst, a cat can strangle, do fatal internal damage, or actually get so worked up that his heart gives out.
For maximum safety, tie or wrap all window cords well out of feline reach. Or, even better, avoid vertical blinds, pooling drapery, ornate tassels and long cords that can become strangulation hazards all together.