Tips to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween


It’s almost time for Halloween!  As you and your family get ready to celebrate with costumes and treats, don’t forget to keep your pets in mind!  Here are a few Halloween safety tips to help make sure your cat enjoys a safe Halloween.

Cat Safety Tips:

  • Keep Candy Out of Reach – Chocolate and other candies can be very dangerous to cats.  Xylitol, an artificial sweetener commonly found in candies and gum can also cause health problems.  If you suspect your pet has eaten anything toxic, contact our office immediately.
  • Be Conscious of Decorations – Halloween decorations can be hazardous to cats.  Substitute real candles with artificial candles for a spooky effect that isn’t dangerous if knocked over by your pet.
  • Put Your Cat in a Safe Room – Your door may be opening and closing a lot as trick-or-treaters come to visit this Halloween.  Keep your cat in a separate room to make sure that he or she doesn’t dart outside.
  • Avoid Costumes – In general, cats do not usually like wearing costumes.  Don’t force your cat into a costume unless you know they enjoy playing dress up

Check out this article for more information on how to celebrate Halloween safely with your cat.  As always, you can contact our office if you have any questions about your pet’s health!

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