The Holidays are just around the
corner. Time for family traditions: Christmas Trees, Dinners, Gift
But if you have cats it is best to know
some ways to keep your cats out of harms way.
Many families enjoy having a Christmas
Tree in their home, but often this is a cause for concern for pet
owners. Cats may see the ornaments and lights as fantastic cat toys
and the tree is for climbing, right? And cats are very curious by
Here are some tips to help keep kitty
safe around the Christmas tree.
- Wrap aluminum foil around the
trunk. This will help discourage climbing since cats don't like the
the feel of it.
- Remove the lower branches. This
serves many purposes. Cats are very good climbers and this may make
it harder for your cat to climb the tree. This will also eliminate
the lower hanging ornaments that will tempt kitty to play with.
- Do not use tinsel on your tree. To
a cat, tinsel looks like a shiny string to play with but is very
dangerous if your cat were to ingest it. This can cause serious
injury to your cat resulting in expensive veterinary bills, or
- Watch the electrical cords.
Chewing the cords can cause serious harm to your pet. You can tape
the cords to the wall to prevent chewing but it is always best to
unplug cords if you are not there to supervise your pets.