How to Pet Proof your Christmas Tree

December 2, 2021

How to Pet Proof your Christmas Tree

While you jump into decorating your tree, you'll want to make sure your dogs and cats know that the tree and its shiny ornaments is not their new toy. Read along to keep your pets safe from your Christmas tree, and your tree safe from them!

We’ll leave the debate of a real tree or a fake tree to you, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on this holiday season, it’s our desire to keep our pets safe from our Christmas tree (and our Christmas tree safe from our pets)!

Trust us, we don’t want to go Scrooge on your festive tree-decorating spirit, but a few precautions will goes a long way!

Here are a few simple tips to remember when lighting the tree:

Step 1: Tree Placement

Wall it off
Try using a pet gate or surrounding the tree with large Christmas presents to create a barrier so your sneaky pup/kitty has less easy access

Keep the tree away from launching zones for cats
Place your tree away from couches, tables, and window ledges if possible, to ensure your kitty won’t be tempted to pounce on the shiny lights and ornaments

Step 2: Tree Stabilization

Step 3: Tree Decorating

Step 4: Tree Gifts

And there you have it - a few simple steps to keep Christmas tree shining merry & bright, and safe from your pets!