Keep Your Cat Safe on Halloween

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Halloween is one holiday that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether it be trick-or-treating, wearing a fun costume, or attending a Halloween party, there is always something for everyone. However, it also means you need to take precautions to Keep Your Cat Safe on Halloween.

Keep Your Cat Safe on Halloween. These simple tips will help you keep kitty safe!

Keep Your Cat Safe on Halloween!

Black Cat Precautions – Black cats are a blessing. However, there are many individuals that get caught up in superstitions, cults, etc. that pose a seriously risk to a black cat. While this is something that happens year-round, the risk is especially high around Halloween. Keep your black kitty safe indoors.

Keep the Candy for the Trick-or-Treaters – Treats are great, but are never meant for your cat. Chocolate can be fatal, so don’t even chance it. Keep your candy in a safe, secure cabinet that your cat cannot access. If you have trick-or-treating age children, remember to keep their candy out of reach from Mr. Kitty as well.

Keep Your Cat Inside – I believe in keeping cats indoors. For me, the alternative is far too great a risk. However, for those that have an indoor/outdoor cat, it is super important to keep your cat indoors on Halloween. There is going to be more traffic, people, etc. and all these pose a risk to your cat. Don’t chance it. If you will be handing out candy at your door, it is also a good idea to keep your cat in a room so he doesn’t slip out accidentally.

Make Halloween Stress Free – Most neighbourhoods on Halloween are abuzz with traffic, trick-or-treaters, etc. For most cats, this will be stressful as their normal routine is being disturbed by new lights, people and sounds. Again, keeping your cat indoors helps to lower stress as well as spending time with your cat to reassure him everything is okay. Bust out your cat comb and cat treats for a day filled with extra-kitty love for your cat!

Be Costume Realistic – Most cats can’t stand a costume. At best, they lay there while you take a couple hurried photos before they start clawing their way to freedom. If you must dress your cat, make sure it is a loose-fitting costume that isn’t restricting. A cute little cat bow tie or maybe a little hair bow for your fluffy princess would be easiest for your cat to tolerate.

Have a Meowy Halloween!

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Comments

  1. love these tips, we keep Lou inside always and never give her people stuff, especially sweets

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these great tips,have a safe one !

  3. Great reminders for all! I prefer to keep my cat indoors too!

  4. I do worry about cats on Halloween. People can be cruel and I think it is a good idea to keep cats inside that day. I prefer to have indoor cats also.

  5. These are great tips! I definitely think it’s a wise idea to keep your cat inside on this holiday!

  6. kathy downey says:

    Yes great tips for it won’t belong before it’s here!

  7. Yes very important to keep your cat indoors for Halloween, but then my cat is an indoor cat, so no worries for me, but it’s better to keep kitty safe!!

  8. kristen visser says:

    Thank you for reminding everyone! it is really important especially with black cats to keep them inside on Halloween and the day before halloween. I have an indoor black cat but we even make sure to keep him in the basement in case he decides to dart it out the door when handing out candy

  9. Great tips! We have an indoor cat so it’s not too stressful but we do have to keep an eye on the candy.

  10. Sara Zielinski says:

    Great ways to keep the cat safe on halloween.

  11. kathy downey says:

    I can;t believe it’s that time of year again,we always keep our pets on the lower level Halloween night for their own safety with the outside door being opened so often.

  12. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I live in a rural area and with living in the country I don’t have don’t have to worry about my animals because we don’t get kids at our house

  13. I love my cat and will keep her safe on Halloween night.She will be staying in. 🙂

  14. lori galbraith says:

    Keep pets inside for Halloween is just plain common sense.

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