Oh, Christmas Tree...Oh, Christmas Tree: why dost thou create such a hazard? The tree is the centerpiece of holiday decoration (even though Clark Griswold might argue it's the outdoor lights). We plan the day to get the tree with the family, battle with the Jones'es and find the perfectly full tree for that nook we plotted out in the living room. Once the tree is up, you may not have put the lights on it yet, but your pet's eyes just sure lit up. Especially your cat's. Cats are natural climbers and have an instinctual predisposition to be at a higher level. Be sure to securely anchor your tree as much as possible to avoid curious pets pushing or pulling it over. If you add glass, breakable or edible decorations to your tree, try to keep them higher than your pet's paws can reach to knock them down. Shards of breakable ornaments are sharp and could be very dangerous in a number of ways. Clean up fallen pine needles regularly to avoid ingestion. Keep your pets from drinking the tree stand water and try to avoid adding some of those toxic tree preservatives to the water.