Planning for a cat-safe Thanksgiving is key to having a wonderful time without the worry!
- If you are going to have a bunch of guests over for Thanksgiving, your cat could get overwhelmed with the change and noise. Set up a room with your cat’s gear so that he or she can get away from the party if it becomes too much.
- A safe room can also protect your cat from escaping out of the front door when it is repeatedly opened and closed for guests.
- Do not feed your cat poultry bones, as they can splinter and get caught in the throat or cause perforations further down in the digestive tract.
- It is wise to stick to your cat’s usual diet, as high fat foods such as gravy, liver, kidney, or giblets can cause an upset stomach, and could even trigger pancreatitis.
- Onions in gravy or stuffing can be poisonous to cats.
- Meat that sits out at room temperature for too long can contain salmonella and should be avoided.
- Consider an alternative to using holiday candles. Your cat could knock them over, and could get burned or start a fire.
- Place floral gifts in a separate area away from your cat, until you know for sure if they are cat-safe. Many plants, such as the lily, are toxic to cats. Here is a link for more poisonous plants: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
- If relatives bring their own pets over, do the introductions slowly and with supervision.
- The best tip of all: If you have room in your heart and home to adopt a homeless kitty as a permanent family member, what a wonderful way to show your compassion and love!
Hi all! Its me, Olivia! Halloween is right around the corner and I wanted to pass on some tips to keep your kitty safe! I can’t wait for the festivities and I plan to win the “Most Adorable Kitten in a Wig” Halloween costume contest!
If you plan ahead, you can avert dangerous situations that can occur during Halloween. Here are some tips to keep your cat safe:
1. Plan to keep your cat indoors, as you do not have control over what malicious people may have in store for any cat that they discover.
2. Designate a separate room that your cat can hang out in during the trick-or-treat festivities, so that he or she does not accidentally escape when the front door is repeatedly opened.
3. Make sure that your cat is wearing a collar and id tag. Microchipping is also a good idea.
4. Don’t hang Halloween decorations in an area that can be accessed by your cat, as dangerous materials could be ingested or strings could become tangled around your cat’s neck. If decorations have electrical cords, make sure that you “cat-proof” them.
5. Chocolate candy is toxic to cats; keep it out of reach.
6. Consider flashlights instead of candles for the inside of jack-o’-lanterns; cats run the risk of getting burned or knocking over the candle.
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Need some cat toys that are guaranteed to get your cat moving? Presenting the Cat Charmer and the Cat Dancer! They are so enticing that your cat won’t be able to resist awaking from that nap to get some exercise! The Charmer has colorful fabric that will not fray and it ripples and flips through the air, inviting leaping and tackling! The Cat Dancer is made of recyclable steel wand and cardboard lures that create rapid movement that must be pounced upon!
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