How to Keep Your Cat Away from the Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is nearly here! Who doesn’t enjoy getting in the festive spirit? Spending time with your family and friends, enjoying lots of delicious food and putting up your wonderful Christmas decorations! Let’s not furget that our furry friends love getting involved in all the fun too.

Luckily for your kitty, they can sit back and relax when it comes to putting up your Christmas tree. Although, they’d probably love nothing more than to offer a helping paw! It’s important that your cat is supervised around your Christmas tree, as we know this new addition to your home will have to be approved by them. Whilst your cat investigates your tree, the bright lights, hanging decorations and tinsel are sure to grab their attention.

We all know cats have a curious nature; it’s why we love them so much. Don’t be surprised if your kitty mistakes your Christmas tree for a new scratching post. So, you may be wondering how to keep your cat away from the Christmas tree. Well, it’s sensible to try and ‘catproof’ your tree as much as possible and we have lots of tips and tricks to help you.

Keep reading for our advice on how to keep your cat away from the Christmas tree!

Distract Them with Cat Toys!

Christmas is the purrfect time to have fun with the whole family – including our feline friends! However, did you know that certain Christmas trees can be mildly toxic to cats? As a cat owner, it’s important to be aware of this. Find out more in Yappy’s blog post that explores whether it's safe to have a real Christmas tree when you have cats.

So, you’re wondering how to keep your cat away from the Christmas tree? We’ve found that an effective way to keep your kitty's paws off your tree is to distract them. One way to do this is with interactive and fun cat toys! Explore Yappy’s full range of cat toys, they make a pawsome Christmas gift for your kitty.

If your cat loves to chase their own tail, then why not entice them to play with a magical forest cat toy? These feather ball toys are a wonderful way to keep them occupied and help to keep their paws off your Christmas tree!

Stop your kitty from pouncing up on your Christmas tree with a fluff forest teaser cat toy, which will have them distracted in a flash! Your cat will love reaching new heights with the latest addition to their toy collection.

Provide your kitty with hours of entertainment with a tassel tree teaser cat toy, a furbulous way to encourage your cat to jump, pounce and play. You’ll be keeping your cat busy whilst taking their focus away from pouncing at your Christmas tree, it’s a win-win!

Paws Off the Christmas Tree

Is your Christmas tree ‘catproof’? It’s a good idea to ensure your tree is secured to a wall so there’s no chance of it falling over if pounced upon. Similarly, you can attach a stable base to your Christmas tree which will offer additional support.

Tree bases aren’t always the most aesthetically pleasing, so why not decorate your base? Show off your kitty in the best way pawsible with a personalised Santa sack, each available in a variety of seasonal designs starring your adorable cat! They offer the perfect place to store your cat's gifts and keep their paws off them until the big day.

Your cat's sense of smell is incredibly powerful, so spraying your Christmas tree with a deterrent spray will be unpleasant for them and keep them away. It’s important to always check that the ingredients won’t be dangerous for your cat or cause them any irritation. 

Want to give your gifts that extra sparkle beneath the tree? Yappy’s personalised cat gift wrap is guaranteed to make your loved ones smile as they unwrap their heartfelt gifts this Christmas. Simply browse our supaw cute and colourful designs all of which feature your kitty.

Cat-Proof Decorations

There’s only so much time you can spend distracting your kitty and keeping their paws off your Christmas tree. So, now it’s time to focus on those impawtent tree decorations and make sure they get your cat's approval!

Personalise your Christmas tree with our magical snowflake decoration and show off your cat in the best way pawsible! This double-sided decoration is available in a variety of bright and merry colours and offers a wonderful way for your kitty to join in the festivities.

A photo-upload Christmas decoration is a pawsome way to show off your cat! Simply choose your favourite photo of them to take pride of place on your tree. Personalise yours today and cherish it for years to come as a wonderful keepsake.

Celebrate the puurfect kitty in your life with a Christmas wreath decoration, personalised with your cat's name and icon, this is a wonderful addition to your tree.

Don’t furget to decorate beneath the tree too with a personalised Santa sack, the best way to keep your kitty's paws off their presents before the big day!

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