10 Christmas Tree Safety Tips for Cats
Everyone wants to enjoy the festive Christmas season. Everyone is happy when every one is safe. How to make Christmas safe for a cat?
Michelle asks: “Yes I need tips please. Our first Christmas with 2 cats… bought another small tree and decorations that we don’t care if they wreck. But what works best for people?“
Here is 10 quick Christmas safety tips for cats.
- Use nothing breakable or easy to swallow. Use wooden or soft ornaments.
- Say NO to tinsel and curling ribbon. NO to anything string-like. At least use rope tinsel and wide ribbon.
- Ensure a good solid base for the tree so it doesn’t fall. Use duct tape to secure legs to an uncarpeted floor. On carpet – use heavy objects. Don’t place the tree near furniture or shelves.
- Tree in water? Aspirin added to water can be deadly for cats. Make the water inaccessible.
- Artificial snow is toxic to cats.
- Pine trees – avoid them losing needles (water the tree). Don’t allow the cat chewing the needles.
- Christmas lights – put up high or avoid, so cats don’t chew them.
- Cover other wires – put them into an empty paper roll, for example.
- NO cats near candles.
- Don’t fire fireworks, don’t use objects than make a loud noise, near cats.
Here is a personal advice on safe Christmas Tree for cats from cat owners of our Ozzi Cat Family on Facebook:
- Steph: Don’t have one
- Rhonda: Don’t use breakable ornaments
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