The holidays are a time of cheer and bustle. As we plan parties, attend festivities, and open our homes to guests, it’s easy to forget even the simplest safety precautions to help protect our feline friends. Keeping kitty safe during the holiday season is easy. Keep in mind the following precautions:
- Plants: The popular Mistletoe and Poinsettias are holiday decoration favorites. If you plan to adorn your home with holiday plants, just keep them out of your cat’s reach since they are toxic and may harm kitty.
- Food: Holiday parties contain of plenty food, but what is delicious for us can be toxic for cats. Make sure foods that are toxic to cats such as tomatoes, green potatoes, chocolate, garlic, grapes, and raisins are kept sealed in containers. If your cat will be part of the party, it’s important to let your guests know not to feed kitty. The safest environment for your cat during a party is in a separate room or secure carrier with his favorite toy.
- Decorations: Holiday lights and electrical cords can be seen as the new toy to your cat. Kitty may be tempted to chew or pull on the lights. Protect him from an injury by taping hanging cords together or enclosing them in plastic tubing.
The holidays are about enjoying ourselves in the company of our loved ones and our pets. At Pet Supermarket we carry everything your kitty may need to make this a special occasion. Check out our beds, carriers, trees, scratch posts, toys and treats for holiday gifts. Come in or shop online!