Christmas Trees and Your Pets.

 

Christmas Tree

The Festive season of Christmas is here, and everyone is putting up lots of decorations, lights and Christmas trees. Here are a few tips and tricks to help when putting up your Christmas tree with your pets in mind.

  1. When putting up your Christmas tree, The best place is in a corner of the room. The reasoning behind this placement is, this may prevent cats from jumping onto the Christmas tree and knocking it over. Another little tip is to lay out aluminium tin foil around the base of the Christmas tree, as this would help let you know if your dog or cat is near the Christmas tree. If they walk on the tin foil, by hearing the noise of the rustling tin foil this may prevent any tree disasters.
  2. Once you have found the perfect spot for your Christmas tree then its time to decorate it. Here are a few tips when decorating your tree if you have animals in your home.
  • Be careful with the placement of your Christmas fairy lights, ensure that you don’t have them on the bottom branches. This to keep them out of reach of your pet as they could get tangled up in them or end up chewing them, causing your pet to get burned, shocked or injured if the tree falls onto them.
  • When hanging ornaments or tinsel on the Christmas tree, try to keep them out of reach of your pet in case they try take them off the tree and break them or accidentally ingest them. This can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery.
  • Edible tree decorations are not recommended if you have pets in your home. This is because your pets may be enticed to try and eat them and if they pull them off the tree, they may end up knocking the tree over.
  1. Once your Christmas tree is decorated it is advised to securely anchor the Christmas tree to prevent it from falling over and possibly injuring your pet or someone in your home.

We hope that these points can help with your decorating over this festive season!

Merry Christmas Everyone!