Consider Getting an Artificial Tree
If You Put Up a Real Tree…
Make Sure Your Tree is Stable
Pick a Safe Spot for Your Tree
Try These Deterrents
Decorate the Tree Wisely
- Choose shatter-proof ornaments that won’t break and become a hazard if your cat does manage to knock one off the tree.
- Never use tinsel on a tree if you have cats! Tinsel is extremely hazardous for cats and can cause an intestinal blockage if they ingest it.
- Avoid artificial snow – it’s toxic to pets and children.
- Many people decorate their trees with food, like popcorn garland, chocolate, and candy canes. If you share your home with a cat, avoid tempting him by hanging food from the tree you want him to avoid. And, be aware that many “people foods” are dangerous for cats.
- Place delicate, dangly, and especially enticing ornaments higher up in your tree. Don’t hang any ornaments of interest at your cat’s eye level.
Protect The Wires
Taking a few extra precautions will ensure both you and your cat are able to enjoy your Christmas tree – without destroying it! And, While you’re decorating this year, consider this collection of kitty Christmas ornaments to make your tree just purr-fect!