Keeping your cat safe during fireworks season

This time of year the night skies are usually lit up with fireworks and whilst they provide excellent entertainment for adults they can be distressing for your cats.

It is important that you take extra measures at this time of year to ensure your cat is safe and calm. It is strongly advised that you keep your cat safely indoors with all doors, cat flaps and windows locked and curtains closed. Make sure your cat has access to their bed, usual sleeping spot or hideaway, where they can retreat to and feel safe and comfortable. My cat usually sleeps on our bed but can often be found hidden underneath the bed at this time of year as she finds it more calming under there. So we make sure the area is free from clutter and easily accessible for her.

With your cat safely inside make sure they have access to a litter tray. Help to try and mask any loud bangs and noises from outside by turning the TV up or playing soothing music. Finally, make sure you stay calm and act normally. Cats who are distressed prefer to be left alone and not fussed over.

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