Tips for keeping pets safe from Christmas lights, decorations

1. Fortify your Tree Base

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advises properly anchoring your Christmas tree to prevent tipping and potential pet damage.

2.  Durable Decorations

Keep your pet safe by avoiding delicate Christmas tree decorations for pets. Use plastic ornaments instead of glass or ceramic ones, which could break if they fell to the ground.

3. Tinseltown

Tinsel can add brightness and shine to a tree, but if pets like dogs and cats eat it, it can also get them into trouble.

4. Let there be light

Lit candles should be placed in appropriate holders on a stable surface, and never left unattended.

5. Hide your Wires, They’re Chewing Everything

The cords from your lights, tree, and power bars should be tucked away and hidden. Many small cords can simply tuck in between the carpet and the baseboards.