Spokane cat owners are looking forward t New Year, 2013 and have already taken extra precautions to ensure their cats are well taken care of during the celebrations. With guests over, the house is a lot more confusing and chaotic to a feline.
Cats don’t like change, even if it’s only for a little while. Loud noises frighten shy cats and fear makes them act in ways they would not ordinarily act, some even fleeing outside into the cold. Give your cat a room to hide in, preferably as far away from the action as possible. Supply that room with plenty of cat food, water, toys and a clean litter box. Keep the door closed to that room as well. Visit the cat from time to time, letting him/her know you are thinking of them.
There are also those few friendly, curious cats who like to know what’s going on and will march out to check things over. The ASPCA suggests that if your celebration includes holiday drinks, be sure to place alcoholic beverages where cats cannot get to them. If even the smallest amount is ingested, your cat could become ill, weak and may even go into a coma, perhaps resulting in death from respiratory failure.
Also keep confetti away from all of your cats. If swallowed, confetti can get lodged in the intestines and may even necessitate surgery. Keep noisy poppers away from your cats as sudden, loud noises can terrify cats and may cause possible damage to sensitive ears.
If you are having overnight guests, let them know the cat comes first, so they better not tease or terrorize your feline or out the door they go!