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How to Keep Your Cat Safe Around a Christmas Tree

Watch more Cat Care & Grooming videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to ensure your cat remains safe around your Christmas tree. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Set up the tree Put your tree in its stand, but leave it undecorated for a few days so your cat can get used to it. Be sure to place the tree in a heavy stand, and anchor it to the ceiling or a wall. Step 2: Decorate the tree Decorate the tree, leaving the lowest area free of decorations for the first few days. Add decorations to the bottom of the tree after the cat has gotten used to the higher ones. Tip Hang the ornaments with ribbons rather than hooks, and do not use tinsel. Use heavy ornaments that do not dangle. Step 3: Coat electrical cords Coat electrical cords with with a non-toxic chew deterrent to discourage your cat from biting them. Tip Hide electrical cords by threading them through PVC tubing. Step 4: Add a scratching post Place a scratching post near the tree along with some kitty greens. Make it so that everyone, including your feline friend, will enjoy a green Christmas. Did You Know? In 1856, President Franklin Pierce became the first American president to put a Christmas tree in the White House.
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