6 Tips For The Holidays On Keeping Your Cat Safe
It's that time of year again: the holidays!
We know that you're excited to get out there and enjoy the season with your friends and family, but we also know that you care about your cat's safety. If you're like us, then you want to keep them safe and happy while you have fun this holiday season.
So if you're looking for tips on keeping your cat safe during the holidays, this post is for you!
We've compiled a list of 6 tips for keeping your cat safe over the holidays:
Keep your cat indoors.
The holidays are a time when there are many distractions and dangers outside, including cars, people and other pets. If you want to let your cat outside, then make sure they're on a leash at all times so they can't get into trouble.
Don't leave food out.
Food for your cats should be separated from human food. You don't want your cat to get into any of your holiday leftovers, as that can make them queasy and ill. That's because human food is not necessarily good for them and can cause them to get sick. If you want to give your cat some treats, then make sure that the treats are small and healthy.
Give them something that feels like home.
If you're travelling over the holidays and would like to leave your pets in a kennel or with a pet sitter, remember that pets need just as much attention as humans do—and they might not be happy if they're stuck in an unfamiliar place without any familiar smells or sounds while everyone else is having fun in another city! So try packing some of their favorite treats (or even one of their toys), so they'll feel more at home even when they're far away from home base.
Don't let your cat near any holiday lights.
Light decoration is very aesthetically pleasing in sight but can be dangerous for pets. If you have a cat, make sure it doesn't try to play with any strands of lights that are hanging from trees or posts. The wire can get tangled in the cat's fur and cause severe burns if they panic and run away—or worse, fall off a high surface as they try to escape!
Keep them off the Christmas tree.
Cats love to climb trees, and the Christmas tree is no exception. The branches are also very delicate, so it could fall and break if your cat starts climbing the tree. If you have a kitten, keep him or her away from any decorations. Although they look harmless, small toys can be a choking hazard for kittens who are still learning how to use their teeth properly.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast and plan accordingly!
If you have a cat that’s sensitive to the cold, it’s important to keep them warm. It may be tempting to leave the window open for fresh air, but if it gets too cold outside, your cat could get sick or even freeze! This is not only a concern for cats but also for any small animals in your home. If you have other pets, make sure they have plenty of blankets and warm spots to sleep in.
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