Get The Right Tree
While it’s pretty easy for Fluffy to scale a real tree, artificial ones are much harder for our feline friends to climb. Consider getting a fake tree. Whether you buy a real or fake tree, choose one with a sturdy base.
Choose The Right Spot
Picking the right spot for your tree is very important! Don’t put the tree near a sofa, desk, chair, or any other piece of furniture that your playful furball could use as a jump-off point. A corner spot is ideal.
Distract The Furball
Why not give your kitty a few of her gifts early? Offer Fluffy some fun new catnip toys to play with. This may make the tree a bit less enticing.
When you decorate your tree, be sure to place only sturdy, non-breakable items near the bottom. Put anything that is delicate or potentially dangerous in the top part of the tree, well out of reach of those cute little paws.
Secure The Tree
Use fishing line to connect the top of the tree to the wall or ceiling. This will offer extra support, but it won’t show.
Tire Fluffy Out
Spend a few minutes a day playing with your playful feline pal. Use a toy that you can control, like a laser pointer or a feather toy. Hopefully, Fluffy will be tired out afterwards, and will be more interested in napping than making mischief.
Certain scents can also help make the tree less appealing to your cute pet. Ask your vet for advice on using cat-repelling sprays.
Christmas trees can be very dangerous to frisky kitties! Wires, tinsel, sharp needles, ribbons, ornament hooks, and the water for real trees can all be hazardous to Fluffy. Ask your vet for more information.
Happy Holidays! Please feel free to contact us, your local Poway, CA animal hospital, anytime.