Cats and Christmas trees, a disaster waiting to happen?

The Christmas ornaments in your tree in the living room can sometimes look very inviting to your cat. They look like the ideal toy. However, she is not supposed to climb in the Christmas tree and throw all ornaments to the ground. In fact, that could even be dangerous, because the baubles could break into small sharp pieces. Even the tree needles are dangerous, because they are poisonous and very sharp.

Therefore, you have every reason to make your Christmas tree as unattractive to your cat as possible. Why? Because your cat will think there is nothing wrong with climbing the tree. While she is having the time of her life, she is not aware of all the dangers and frustrations. It is therefore not very effective to punish your cat. By the way, how will you prevent this behaviour when you are not at home?


You achieve the best results by making the unwanted behaviour as unpleasant as possible and by offering your cat a fun alternative. This way, Christmas will truly be the most wonderful time of the year for you and your cat.

• Give your cat the feeling she is really choosing to stay far away from the Christmas tree. You can do this by treating the area around your Christmas tree with Oropharma Stop Spray Indoor every 4 to 5 days. This natural repellent is very unpleasant to your cat. It will ensure that she gives the tree a wide berth in the future.

• As an alternative, you can make her scratch-post extra attractive. Decorate it with some cat-proof Christmas garlands, for example. As icing on the cake, you can spray some Oropharma Cat Attract on the scratch-post. Your cat will go completely crazy in a place that is only hers to enjoy.

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