Halloween can be an especially stressful time for our feline friends. Here’s how you can help keep them comfortable, safe and anxiety-free on the spookiest night of the year:
Cat treats only
Sweet treats can make your cat very sick so keep all candy and chocolate out of reach. If you suspect your cat has eaten something dangerous, call your vet or a Poison Control Center ASAP.
Keep kitty inside
Cats are often subjected to harsh abuse on Halloween, so it’s best to keep them inside—especially cats that are black or orange. Just in case, make sure that all your pets are micro-chipped and wear collars with ID tags.
Say no to costumes
Cats don’t like dressing up in costumes (no matter how adorable). Opt for something more feline-friendly, like a skull and crossbones collar.
Provide a safe haven
Trick or treaters can be scary for cats, and open doors make it all too easy to slip outside. Keep critters in a comfy, secure room where they can chill out for the evening.
Cat-proof your décor
Use only battery powered candles and/or keep your cats away from any lighted candles. Also, don’t leave your cat alone with decorations that are potentially dangerous (e.g., string lights, glow sticks, fake spider webs, etc.).
Your friends at FixNation wish you
a safe and Happy Halloween!