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Q&A: Holiday Safety for Cats


A question from FB:

How do I keep my cat safe while decorating with tinsel, lights, candles, razor sharp Christmas ornaments coated in lead paint etc?

First, give your cat a fun Christmas tree alternative, such as cat grass and catnip-filled toys. If kitty still wants to investigate the tree, make the area unsavory for her with double-sided tape such as Sticky Paws (best for use on cloth surfaces, otherwise it tends to leave annoying residue) or aluminum foil. Add scents she won't like: menthol, potpourri, citrus, and even ground pepper placed inconspicuously around the base of the tree. You can also use bitter apple spray for kitty-free zones.