Halloween is fast approaching, and there are signs of it everywhere you go. That’s because it is a fun autumn holiday full of tricks and treats. However, your cat may not be fair as well during the Halloween season. Here are some Halloween safety tips to get through the spooky season.
1 No candy!
That may seem like a funny thing to say during Halloween – but to your cat (or dog), candy can be a toxic indulgence – especially chocolate. Keep candy and the wrappers out of your cat’s reach. If you suspect your cat has eaten something dangerous – contact Animal Poison Control – 888.426.4435
2 Give your cat a safe space
Trick or treaters at your door is fun, but they can stress out your cat. If you have a cat that is scared by strangers and constant bell ringing, it is best to put them in a safe space in a room where the noise is at a minimum, and your cat can relax.
3 Microchip your cat
Opening your door all night to hand out candy can welcome an escape artist – your cat can slip out the door and get lost. Microchipping can help you find your cat.
4 Decorate with your cats in mind
- Don’t use candles for a spooky vibe because your cat can knock them over accidentally – battery-powered candles are a better choice
- Stay away from decorations with tinsel as your cat could ingest it and have intestinal issues
- Edible decorations such as candy corn, pumpkins, and corn can cause your cat tummy troubles
5 Skip the cat costume
You may think that your cat is the cutest trick-or-treater on the block, but most cats do not enjoy dressing up. If you dress up your cat, make sure that they can breathe, move and smell easily while in a costume.