Halloween is upon us! While it’s a fun holiday for most, it can be a scary and even dangerous one for cats. From indoor decoration hazards to open doors, it’s important to be mindful of seasonal hazards. This month we’ll talk about how to help your cat have a safe and happy Halloween.
If you have an outdoor cat or an indoor-outdoor cat, make sure to keep them inside for a few days around Halloween. It’s hard to think about but incidents of animal cruelty can occur more around Halloween so play it safe and keep your kitty indoors. Remember it can take a while for an outdoor cat to acclimate to being inside so be patient and give them time. Initially just give them access to small area or room of the house. Overwhelming them with space can be harder and make them feel less secure. Pick an easy to clean room and set up an area for them including food, water, litterbox, and bedding. Use Feliway diffusers to help mark the area as safe and be sure to visit often for pets and play so they associate the room with their favorite things. As they become more comfortable you can increase the space they have access too.