As the holiday season rolls around, we're all starting to put up our decorations. For those of us with pets, it's a constant struggle of making the house look nice while making sure your cat or dog won't totally destroy it or make themselves sick.
While we can't give you tips on every Christmas decoration you may have, we can give you some tips on keeping your tree upright.
1. Location, location, location
This may seem obvious, but putting your tree in the right spot is extremely important. If you can put it in a room that can be easily closed-off to your pets, that's a good option. If not, make sure you're putting it somewhere away from shelves or other things the animals could use to climb into your tree.
2. Still Standing
Make sure your tree is fastened to either the ceiling or a wall to prevent it from toppling over. It's not only better for the tree, but it can prevent potential injuries to your pets if it were to fall on them.
3. Weigh It Down
If you can't tie your tree down, make sure it is heavy enough that it won't fall. You can add sand bags to the base to weight it down, or just use a wide, sturdy base to begin with. The extra effort could save you many a headache in the future.
4. Cover The Water
If you are using a live tree, you'll have a water bowl to keep it hydrated. Though in theory it helps the tree, it doesn't do a lot of good if the dog or cat drinks it all up. Make sure you somehow section off the water bowl, whether it be through boxes or a tree skirt that fits nice and snug around the trunk.