Halloween Dangers for Cats

It’s Halloween time! Everyone’s donning their scary costumes, trick-or-treating in the neighborhood and just having some ghostly fun. But as people are celebrating this spooky season, there is a being that lurks around, judging your costume and waiting for the chance to destroy your decorations and steal your candies. To keep this creature at bay for you and this meowing being’s sake, remember these safety hazards against Halloween dangers for cats.

halloween dangers for cats

Jack-o’-lanterns

Keep your cat away from these Halloween decorations to keep them safe from fire or electricity. Whether you use a cord to light up this creepy pumpkin or actual candles, it’s best to put it out of your house or out of your kitty’s access. Also, this isn’t just for your cat’s sake but also to keep your Halloween lit with undamaged jack-o’-lanterns.

halloween dangers for cats

Cords

Relating to jack-o’-lanterns, other Halloween designs that use electricity cords can be a subject of curiosity for your feline bud. As such, make sure they’re tucked away or covered so your cat can’t chew or play with them.

halloween dangers for cats

Doors

Probably the most used house fixture for Halloween is the door. During trick-or-treats time, you’re sure to open and close the door a lot. So, if your have a cat, try to pay more attention or else your cat can run outside and get accidentally caught by a closing door. What’s worse is if you have a scaredy-cat, he or she might run outside disturbed by all the spook and noise and get into accidents. So, pay more attention to your sneaky kitty or keep them somewhere far from one of the Halloween dangers for cats which is a busy doorway.

halloween dangers for cats

People

People, yes, they are among the Halloween dangers for cats. Not only can some people be so into their characters and can get extra rambunctious, some have sinister plans up their sleeves. Supposedly, owners of black cats in particular are advised to keep their black kitty safe. With all the possibilities during Halloween season, there are people who use living beings like black cats for their evil rituals and others just for decoration. For this reason, animal shelters refuse adopting out their black cats weeks leading up to Halloween to protect these cats. As for cat owners, best to just keep your cats away from strangers to keep them safe and happy. 

halloween dangers for cats

Chocolates and Candies

Last but not the least of the Halloween dangers for cats are sweet things, especially chocolates. Most cat owners know that chocolates are toxic for our feline buddies. Moreover, there are various food poisonous to cats and these may be in your bucket of Halloween treats. So, make sure to keep your kitty away from your trick-or-treat stash. Also, if you have a child, teach them not to share their chocolates; don’t leave any candy wrappers or foils too which a cat may sneakily consume.

So, remember these precautions against Halloween dangers for cats and have a safe and fun spooky season!

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