Helpful Halloween Tips to keep our feline friends safe during trick or treating.
Halloween will be here next Monday and it is a good idea to start thinking about how to safeguard your cats against any potential harm on this celebrated night. Many of our feline friends are scared of unfamiliar faces and tend to hide as the doorbell rings or at the abrupt sound of a knock at the door, so it might be a good idea to have an alternate plan for your feline family member. Below are a few tips that might help.
- Keep your cat indoors.
- Place your cat in a secluded room away from the front door (make sure a litter box in the designated room so you are not surprised by any accidents).
- Lower the volume on your doorbell so the noise is not so loud to disrupt your cat or even disconnect the doorbell temporarily to help make your cat more comfortable.
- Set up camp on the front porch and give out candy as children approach and avoid all together the doorbells, knocks and frantic feline issues.
- Please remember to keep all candy away from our feline friends; it can make them very sick.
Of course the other alternative and although drastic, turn off the porch light and don’t participate in the Halloween festivities, the choice is yours, but please be safe and protect our feline friends. Halloween can be very stressful on some animals and cats particularly. If you have any further concerns or issues please contact your local veterinarian or local animal shelter.