Halloween is right around the corner! While this spooky holiday is a time of ghoulish fun for most, it can often be scary for our feline friends. Black cats are at a higher risk of injury and abuse during Halloween. Cat owners, check out these tips to keep your kitties safe this spooky season!
1. Keep cats indoors, especially black cats.
We recommend as a safety precaution bringing your cats, especially black cats, indoors several days before and after the candy-clad holiday. This will minimize their chances of falling victim to Halloween pranksters.
2. Create a safe space.
From the constant parade of trick-or-treaters to the frightening decorations, Halloween night can be overwhelming for our furry friends. We recommend creating a safe space for your kitties inside your house to avoid any holiday trauma. This can be a room in your home, a kennel with all their favorite toys, or a hiding spot full of kitty treats.
3. Be sure all escape routes are blocked off.
It is very common for cats to try and escape their surroundings when they are scared. Be sure all doors, windows, and any other points of access to the outdoors are sealed on Halloween night. You don't want to lose your furry friends!
4. Have up-to-date ID tags and microchip information.
Be sure your pet is wearing a collar with updated ID tags and, if microchipped, it has up-to-date contact information. This will help ensure the safe return of your animal in the event it gets lost during Halloween.
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