It’s that time of year again…when the Christmas tree goes up it’s time to figure out how to keep your cat away from it.
You can take a few steps to prevent your cat from climbing your tree.
#1: Citrus is a great choice. Citrus scents are not liked by cats, so spraying the tree with cat-safe citrus aerosol is an effective way to keep your cat away.
You can also peel oranges and spread the peels on the tree branches if you don’t want to buy a spray.
Aluminum Foil Aluminum foil can also be used to deter your cat. Wrap foil around the base and place it on the ground.
Keep all cords in a confined area. The dangling lights and cords are dangerous for curious cats, who mistake them for a toy.
Try to push strings of lights deep enough into the tree that they aren’t easy for your cat to play with. Tape any cords that are on the floor to keep your cat from chewing them.
The Tree: #4 Secure the Tree Despite your best efforts to deter your cat, they may wind up by the tree and it’s important to prevent them from pulling the whole thing down.
Use a heavy base to prevent the tree being knocked over ….