Christmas trees are traditional for many families, but when families include cats, we need to keep their safety in mind when decorating the tree.
Four of my cats are old enough that they are no longer interested in climbing our Christmas trees. However, they are not averse to batting the ornaments or even trying to sample the tree needles. But my two new kittens, Sage and Gaither, are going to be typical kittens, and I have no doubt one or both of them will be climbing our tree this year the first day.
Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy
Yes, the holidays can be a challenge when you have a cat in the family, particularly a rambunctious kitten. But with a little judicious planning and a healthy application of common sense, you and kitty can not only survive the holidays, but enhance the enjoyment for the whole family. Here are some dos and don'ts for maintaining the safety of your cats during cold, wintry holiday weather.
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