Cats and Christmas Trees: Best Methods for a Stress Free Tree

Cats and Christmas trees can be notorious for not mixing well. But it is hard to sacrifice such a major part of the holiday season 

While some cats have zero problems with Christmas trees, others use them for climbing, scratching, batting at ornaments, or even attacking them 

However, there are a lot of ways to make sure that your cat can safely enjoy your Christmas tree with you. 

#1 Real or Artificial Tree?

While neither are great for your cat if they start munching on them, real trees are actually a bit more dangerous. 

#2 Tree Height

Shorter is better! A tall tree crashing down with a kitty in it would be much more catastrophic.

#3 Anchor the Tree

Cats are notorious for loving to climb Christmas trees, so you need to make sure your tree is secure by using a sturdy base

#4 Location, location, location

Make sure the tree is in an open space – away from any shelves or furniture that your kitty could jump from.

One strategy to consider is holding off on decorating you tree for a few days so that the cat can get used to the tree itself first. 

#5 Ornament

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Best Methods for a Stress Free Tree