Joined: 25 Jun 2004
|Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:25 am Post subject: Holiday Safety Tips
|The following safety tips appear in the December 2004 issue of Cat Fancy.
Keep kitty away from food-preparation areas. Some foods can cause intestinal trouble and poultry bones can splinter and cause blockages.
Poinsettias, holly berries, mistletoe and the holiday tree make inappropriate snacks. Toxicity may vary, but vomiting and diarrhea are likely.
Ribbon, tinsel and string can be swallowed and cause serious intestinal problems requiring surgery.
Put candles where pets can't get to them. Animals can purn themselves or others, or knock cancles over and cause a fire.
Hide wiring. These are not chew toys and can shock or electrocute pets.
Disrupting a cat's living quarters can result in spraying or refusal to use the litterbox.
Provide a safe room where kitty can escape the festivities.
Cats not used to a lot of strangers, particularily children, can become agressive. Let your cat retire to its own space.
Get your can used to a breakaway collar so it will have identification in the event of an escape.
Only travel with your cat if it can ride with you in the airplace cabin.