Cats and Holiday Decorations

As you “Deck the Halls” this year, keep your kitty’s safety in mind.  Tinsel, ornaments, ornament hooks, tree lights/wires and even the holiday tree itself can present potential hazards for curious felines.  To prevent your cat from approaching the tree, try placing “strange” surfaces around the tree.  Things like aluminum foil, bath tub mats (suction cup side up), bubble wrap and double stick tape can all be uncomfortable surfaces for cats to walk on.  Placing items like this around the tree can help prevent kitty from approaching the tree and getting into trouble.  Make note too, that if your cat has a “launching” pad a place he jumps from to land on the tree be sure to place a bath tub mat, etc. on that surface as well.  If he has no place to launch, he can’t get at the tree.  Be very watchful this time of year can be quite hazardous for cats.

Free Behavior Help Line!


All active news articles

Overlooked PetsThe New Detroit Animal Care CampusMarch for AnimalsGet 10% off your next purchase at


Powered By Blackbaud

Home  |  Contact us  |  Careers  |  Locations & Hours  |  Tell a Friend  |  Search Site
Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy  |   Log In

The Michigan Humane Society is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Michigan Humane Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. MHS's tax identification number is 38-1358206. Somebody Here Needs You.

Special Thanks to Our Partners:
MHS Partners