As much as we love to get our beloved pets involved in the Christmas festivities – sometimes cats and dogs get a little too into it.

Everyone knows that Christmas trees and cats don’t mix, but it turns out dogs can be just as troublesome.

Pets watch you proudly decorate your tree and just minutes later they’re munching on the baubles or climbing to the top.

Here are 22 genius ways that pet owners have protected their Christmas trees this year.

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There is nothing more scary to a cat than a vacuum so this pet owner definitely has the right idea.

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After many years of destroying trees, this cat’s owners decided there was only one thing to do this year.

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Upside down trees have been extremely popular with cat owners this year. It’s not hard to see why – these baubles are well out of the reach of this tiny tiger.