Halloween is around the corner and while you are running around finding the perfect costume for your party and stocking your candy jar, take a few minutes to think about your kitten. Halloween can be stressful to cats for a lot of reasons. There are people coming in and out. The doorbell keeps ringing and there is lot of noise. Here are some tips and cat supplies for keeping him or her happy and safe this holiday.
First and foremost, if your cat goes outside, try to keep it inside as much as possible around Halloween. Sadly, there are some people out there who will torture or kill cats in celebration of Halloween. Black cats are especially susceptible to cruelty at this time. So in addition if you have rescued any cats and are looking for a doctor’s, do not adopt out any black cats at this time. Wait until Halloween has passed.
Also keep kitty away from candies. Place them in a cupboard or somewhere else where you are positive they can’t reach the candies. Chocolate is toxic to cats and the candy wrappers can get stuck in their digestive tract. In fact, it is probably best to keep your cat confined to a room where he can be away from the party anywhere since parties and crowds are scary for kitties. Just make sure he has a comfortable safe place with food, fresh water, a litter box and some toys. Be sure to keep your cat warm and comfortable when he is alone. Use this soft HOOPET cat warm sleeping bag to make your cat warm and feel cozy.
As for Halloween decorations, candles, paper decorations plus a playful cat equals a disaster. They can get pretty rambunctious playing with crepe paper streamers or other decorations and bump into a lit candle and start a fire. If you feel the need to have candle lights, keep the kitty at a separate room. Also strain your decorations high enough so that your cat can’t pull them down.
And finally, there are lots of Halloween costumes for pets. Some of them are very adorable and are attempting to make your kitty wear them. You can try it if you do it gently, but don’t force them. And don’t even bother trying a mask on the cat. A mask can make it difficult to breathe and can impede their vision.