Order Before 2pm for Same Day Dispatch. Free Delivery On Orders Over £45
Close
The Naturally Healthy Pet Shop. 29 Fromandes Road Cheam Greater London, SM3 8QP
Keeping Kittens Safe at Christmas

Keeping Kittens Safe at Christmas

Marking National Cat Lover’s Month, December brings more than just the merriness of Christmas. For those of us choosing to spend Christmas with a fresh set of tiny paws this December, we have decided to ensure we pawvide a whole heap of handy hints to ensure that keeping kittens safe at Christmas is easy for you during the festive fun.

Keeping Kittens Safe at Christmas

From dangling decorations to piles of festive food, there are a few holiday hazards we pet owners need to be aware of when we live with a feline friend. Despite being one of the most magical times of the year, Christmas with a pet, no matter how big or furry, can be a troublesome task as we have a few extra dangers decorated around our home. But when our Christmas brings in something smaller and furrier for the first time, we need to be a little more cautious of what we might have lying around the house this yuletide to ensure we are Keeping Kittens Safe at Christmas.

Watch those Baubles

There is nothing that says Christmas more than brightly decorated trees laden with beautiful baubles. However, for your brand new kitten, those round, shiny balls mean playtime more than ever. Instantly attracted to their appearance and glow, ensure your tree decorations are firm free from brand new kitten paws. We advise to place any hanging decorations at least a feet away from where your kitten may be able to reach as they can be hazardous to their paws if broken or damaged. 

If you like to decorate your tree with chocolate, keep these decorations near the tops of your tree reducing the chances of your brand new kitten from reaching and tempting a taste. Like in our dogs, chocolate is highly toxic to our cats and removing them or placing them higher from their reach is a prevention much better than cure.

Watch those Baubles

There is nothing that says Christmas more than brightly decorated trees laden with beautiful baubles. However, for your brand new kitten, those round, shiny balls mean playtime more than ever. Instantly attracted to their appearance and glow, ensure your tree decorations are firm free from brand new kitten paws. We advise to place any hanging decorations at least a feet away from where your kitten may be able to reach as they can be hazardous to their paws if broken or damaged. 

If you like to decorate your tree with chocolate, keep these decorations near the tops of your tree reducing the chances of your brand new kitten from reaching and tempting a taste. Like in our dogs, chocolate is highly toxic to our cats and removing them or placing them higher from their reach is a prevention much better than cure.

Create a Cosy Corner

With the lifting of lockdown restrictions this Christmas, the world can enjoy the company of family and friends this Christmas…finally! However, with the likelihood of increased footfall in and around our homes during the festive period, you must ensure your brand new kitten has a quiet, calm, and cosy space to go when the noise and stranger level gets too much. 

Providing this soothing and safe space for your pet can ensure any anxiety is eased and the likelihood of anxious or stressed behaviour such as urination, defecation or upset tummies is reduced.

Avoid Festive Foods

Despite the likes of turkey, chicken, and salmon being the pawfect treat for your feline friend this Christmas, the rest of our glorious human grub leaves a bitter taste in our mog’s mouths. With the run-up to Christmas offering banquets of hazardous handfuls, it is important to keep your cat’s paws firmly away from the following foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Raisins/Grapes

 

If you’re welcoming home a festive feline this December, ensure your home is in tip-top shape safe enough for Santa, and safe enough for your cat this Christmas.

Avoid Festive Foods

Despite the likes of turkey, chicken, and salmon being the pawfect treat for your feline friend this Christmas, the rest of our glorious human grub leaves a bitter taste in our mog’s mouths. With the run-up to Christmas offering banquets of hazardous handfuls, it is important to keep your cat’s paws firmly away from the following foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Raisins/Grapes

 

If you’re welcoming home a festive feline this December, ensure your home is in tip-top shape safe enough for Santa, and safe enough for your cat this Christmas.

Like What You Just Read?

Join Our Pack below to receive more articles like this. 

Have you had to kitten proof your house this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.