If you have a cat, you may not be able to keep a Christmas tree in the house without the cat knocking it over or wrecking it somehow. The problem is that cats find Christmas trees enticing since they’re new, offer climbing limbs, and have shiny decorations dangling from their branches.

One person tried spraying a Christmas tree with vinegar to no effect. Others have tried coffee or citrus with varying degrees of success. The best idea is to isolate the Christmas tree from furniture that your cat can sue to launch themselves at the tree. Also provide plenty of climbing perches for your cat to explore so it will ignore your tree. Then again, you can always get used to picking up your fallen Christmas tree every few days.

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