December 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Pet-Free

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree—how very lovely your branches are on my hardwood floor because my cat toppled you over. This year, don’t choose between your tree and your pet. Instead, follow these 5 tips to keep your Christmas tree pet-free this holiday season.
By Kerry Lengyel
5. Use Deterrents
If your pets just can’t stay away, consider warding them off by applying smells and textures under and on the tree. Aluminum foil or other unfamiliar textures placed under your tree will deter some cats and dogs. Also try spraying your tree with citrus scents, such as lemon or orange, which most cats hate. Of course, be sure that any sprays or repellents you use are not potentially toxic for your pets!
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