November 28, 2018
From boarding to parties to travel, the holidays can be a source of anxiety for many cats. In addition, there are also several common dangers cat owners should be reminded of this holiday seasons.
Suggestion: Just stick to the wrapping paper and tape if you find your kitties cannot resist the urge to open gifts early.
Suggestion: Hang ornaments that could double as cat toys from your lowest branches. We like to use cloth ornaments on the lowest level of our tree (ours are in the shape of cats).
Suggestion: Closely monitor your cat. If you see your kitty showing interest in any of the above, more toxic, plants, give them to a friend without pets. We find fake mistletoe can be just as decorative as the real thing.
Suggestion: Use candles that are enclosed and cannot be easily knocked over. In addition, never leave a candle burning, unattended, in your home.
Suggestion: Create a safe, quiet space away from the action where the cat can have some peace and quiet. Be sure to have food, water and a litter box available in this secluded area so your cat can be comfortable away from your gathering. You can also use some products that help reduce stress such as Feliway.
Suggestion: We believe the best place for your cat to stay, when you are gone, is at home. It is often more expensive than boarding, but finding a pet sitter will often be the most comfortable option for your kitty.
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