6 Ways to Keep Your Cat Out of the Tree

Are you putting a tree up this year? If so, your kitty may be paying very close attention as you start hanging decorations. As far as your feline pal is concerned, the tree is a giant cat toy/scratching post you put there just for her! While we hate to spoil Fluffy’s fun, we do want to offer some tips on keeping her out of the tree. Read on for some great suggestions from a local Marietta, GA vet.

Choose The Right Location

Picking the right location for the tree can really help curb your kitty’s shenanigans. A corner spot is a good choice. Avoid putting the tree near a desk, table, or sofa, or anything else your furball can use as a jumping-off point.

Decorate Wisely

Hanging shiny objects within paws’ reach is pretty much inviting your cat to play with your decorations. Hang the majority of your decorations on the top part of the tree. Put only a few unbreakable objects on the bottom branches.

Secure The Tree

Be sure to get a secure tree base. If you know or suspect that your frisky pet will try to climb the tree, use fishing line to secure the tree top to the wall or ceiling for extra support.


When you see your furball sniffing around the tree, make a loud noise to startle her. You can bang two pots together, rattle a jar of change, or sound an alarm on your phone. If Fluffy starts to suspect that this will happen every time she gets near the tree, she’ll probably decide to stay away.

Go Artificial

While your cat will still be curious about an artificial tree, she won’t be able to climb it the way she could a real tree. Consider getting a fake tree this year.


Are you getting your feline buddy some toys for the holidays? Get Fluffy lots of fun toys, and give her some of her presents early. We also recommend playing with your cat every day. This will be fun for both of you! It will also tire your kitty out a bit. Don’t be surprised if your furball curls up under the tree for a nap after playtime. After all, pets are precious gifts!

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your Marietta, GA pet hospital, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs.

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