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 Halloween can be a scary time for cats. People walking around in costumes, knocking on doors, and wearing silly masks can scare even the bravest of pets. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous time for cats. Items in your home can pose hazards to your pet, while mischievous trick-or-treaters can cause harm. Keep an eye on your feline during this time of year, to make sure she’s as safe as she can be.
There are items that you may set out in your home during Halloween that you don’t use at other times of the year. Candles are one specific item that show up more frequently during this season. Candles are easy to keep out of a dog’s reach, but cats can get to them no matter where they are. Even more dangerous, candles that smell like food are even more inviting to the curious kitty. It is not necessary to put up all your candles, but you do have to be extra careful.

Try to set the candle in a place where your cat does not visit often. If possible, set it on a surface that is not large enough for your cat to jump on. If your cat can reach the candle, then try not to leave the candle and the cat unattended for an extended period of time. If you are leaving your home or the room for longer than a few minutes, blow out the candle and relight it when you return. It is also not a good idea to place candles in your windowsills. Cats love to look out the window. Even if she doesn’t bother the candle, her tail may be targeted by the flame as she sits in the window.

In addition to candles inside your home, don’t forget about the ones that you put inside the pumpkin. If you allow your cat to go outdoors, then a candle in a pumpkin can be a big problem. The best thing you can do is to pay attention to the cat and the candle. Once again, try to place the pumpkin on a table or chair that is not large enough for your cat to jump on. Make sure you blow out the candle before you go to bed.

Having trick-or-treaters come to your home can scare your pet. A cat may not want to greet every guest, but the constant opening and closing of the door can be enticing. The second you turn around, she could bolt out the door. It is a good idea to keep your kitty in another room of your home while trick-or-treaters are out and about. Give her a few treats and something to keep her occupied. It is better to keep her out of all the commotion than to take the chance of searching for her all night long.

It seems like all the mischievous children and teens seem to come out on Halloween. We’ve all heard horror stories of poor animals that have become the victims of Halloween pranks. Black cats are especially targeted during this time. If you keep your cat outdoors or allow her to venture outdoors (whether she’s black or not), then it’s a good idea to bring her in during the holiday. If you do not want to keep her inside your home, then try to find a place in your garage or carport. Remember that all the trick-or-treaters don’t hit the neighborhood on the same night; the holiday can last all week in some cases. So, it is a good idea to keep the cat inside once people start moving around the neighborhood.

You have to be careful with candy wrappers around your cat. Each cat is different, but, in many cases, the cat chooses to use the candy as a playtime instead of a mealtime. The candy wrappers can cause a choking hazard to your feline, so try to keep them out of reach.

Halloween is a fun time, but it can be dangerous for your feline. You must be careful with candles, door openings, candy, and neighborhood children. If you keep an eye on your kitty, then your Halloween holiday can run smoothly.

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