Christmas tree and pets: How to protect the tree if you have a cat

Anyone who has a cat (first of all, although dogs know that accidents happen with the Christmas tree), has probably decorated a traditional Christmas tree full of baubles only once: that is, that was enough for him to understand that a cat and a Christmas tree full of classic decorations in the same they can’t really go home together. Therefore, a middle solution is needed.

Well, yes: cats go crazy for baubles and glittery balls, and at any time of the day or night, their commitment to knocking them down (with the risk of even a tree falling on them) is maximum.

Of course, you can opt for Disaccustomer (special spray, natural and bought in specialized pet stores – a product specially created to prevent the presence of dogs and cats in certain areas or around certain objects, such as flower pots, walls, … and interior spaces, such as beds, furniture, carpets, blankets, armchairs, etc. The product is usually based on essential oils whose odor is unpleasant for dogs and cats. The product is harmless to humans, animals and plants if used correctly and does not contain toxic substances, respecting the environment.), but most often it’s not enough.

In short: in the end, you have to arm yourself with a healthy amount of patience to get it right every time.

Or to simply find alternatives, tricks to not give up the Christmas tree even if you have a cat at home.

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From specific designs to tricks to “fool” the cat, here are some tips for a cat-proof Christmas tree.

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Yes, you got it right: a Christmas tree without balls, balls, because they are exactly what the cat likes and what challenges it. In addition to the lights (put them firmly attached to each branch), enjoy the bows. And maybe hang some photos.

But be careful: these are decorations that, however, look nice on a tree of not too large size.

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If you want to opt for a middle solution: try some paper decorations, which when they fall will not make the noise that cats love so much, nor will they bounce. And, of course, it won’t break.

Another solution: dry some orange slices and use them to decorate the Christmas tree. Put the bark on the branches: cats don’t like its aroma.

If you are happy with even a small tree, no more than one meter, you can buy a Christmas tree with roots and use a stand to raise it.

So, a bit like a large plant, your cat will have a hard time getting close to it.

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But the advice for lanterns remains in this case: if you really can’t resist, decide to put them on top, as long as they are not made of glass or other material that can break and injure your four-legged friend.

It’s not a joke. It exists and is becoming more and more popular.

It’s an unconventional, but certainly effective way not to give up the Christmas tree if you have a cat at home. Provided, of course, that it is well attached to the ceiling. They also sell Christmas trees like this on online shopping platforms.

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There is also a corner tree, which in this case must also be attached to the wall: of course, it would be harder to fall, but even in this case the advice is not to use lanterns.

It’s a New Year’s Cup: no baubles, balls, lanterns, just glowing lights.

It is a middle ground between a hyper-decorated Christmas tree and a Christmas tree that is, in essence, almost “bare”. By the way, bare Christmas trees are in fashion! You know that, right?!

It is attached to the wall, plugged into a socket and that’s it.

No lanterns, no gold and silver ribbons that attract cats. They are sold in larger home furnishing stores.

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