keep cats off the computer, how to protect upholstery from cats and more, but what about all the new objects that come into a home for the holidays? Last year we featured a great post on how to cat-proof a Christmas tree, and seeing as how many photographs pop up in a search for “cats in a Christmas tree” we can only imagine this is an annual headache for many cat owners. Among our favorite suggestions from the post:
- Use a piece of high test fishing line to connect the top of the tree to the ceiling. This will prevent the tree from tipping.
- Cats naturally hate the scent of oranges, so keep orange peels under the tree to repel your cat.
- If it’s a plastic tree, a small amount of Citronella oil shaken into a bottle of water and misted on to the tree makes it smell unpleasant to the cat but fresh and citrus-like to you.
- For small kittens wrap tinfoil around the trunk. They don't like putting their nails into it and it will keep them from climbing the tree.