True, black cats are rather unsafe outside particularly during the month of October; Halloween still holds a number of safety problems indoors, for all cats. Following in this article are some tips for keeping your felines safe, while celebrating the fun holiday.
Candy wrappers are very alluring for cats. The shape, the glitter and the size! Playful cats can ingest wrappers and build up an intestinal blockage. Keep all trick or treat candies far out of your cats reach...
Halloween decorations can come with lots of lights, so be careful to keep all electric cords away from access. Apart from electrocution, burns of the tongue, gums, lips and mouth can take place.
Batteries are magnificent toys as far as a cat as far as a cat is concerned. Batting them about can make quite the tantalizing game. Keep them away from cats because the components are toxic to cats.
Even your pained pumpkin can be a hazard. After sitting on your porch for days, the pumpkin can grow plenty of bacteria which can cause intestinal inflammation, diarrhea and stomach upset. If your cat is coo-coo for pumpkin, present a teaspoon or two of the unsweetened canned variety, to keep her/him away from your porch decorations.
Knocking on doors, ringing doorbells, noisy shouts of "trick or treat," and frequently opened front doors are all terrifying to cats. Keep them safely locked in a room as far away from the front door as achievable. The last thing you'll want is a frightened cat running out the door into the dangerous Halloween night.
If you have a particularly anxiou, timid cat, mull over using one of the flower essences designed for soothing. Pet Essences Thunderstorm may be a suitable one for Halloween. It contains Red Chestnut, Impatiens, Aspen, Mimulus, and other natural flowers, and is used to calm felines when they are exposed to loud noises and tumult.