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Cats

Keep your cat safe

 

  • Keep your cat indoors.

  • Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the television to drown out the noise.

  • Leave your cat to take refuge in a corner if it wishes. Do not try to tempt it out as this could cause more stress.

  • Make sure your cat is microchipped to ensure it can be returned to you if it escapes and becomes lost.

 

 

 

  

Do’s and Don’ts

Help your cat feel secure during the firework period Following simple recommendations may help your pet relax.    

Before the event ...

  • Keep your cat(s) confined to the house for the week leading up to firework night.

 

  • Provide a litter tray.

 

  • Make sure they have some kind of identification, i.e. microchip, to enable them to be traced if they do manage to escape.

 

  • Plug a FELIWAY diffuser in the room that your cat(s) use to rest and relax one week before the event.

 

  • Make sure there are plenty of bolt holes and places inside the home.

   

On the day of the event

  • Check that your cat(s) are definitely inside the house and that all escape routes to the outside are blocked.

 

  • Create a darkened room by closing any curtains or blinds and put on some music or the television to drown out the outside noise.

 

  • Wherever your cat(s) choose to hide, leave well alone until they feel safe enough to emerge.

 

  • Do not punish or over fuss them during the event and always stay calm and act normally.

 

  • Medication may be useful in some cases, but should only be used under veterinary supervision.  If using any drugs, they should be given so they take effect BEFORE any noise starts or panic sets in.

   

After the event

  • Keep your cat(s) confined for one week after to cover any firework events that will take place after te actual day.

 

  • Leave FELIWAY plugged in during that week.