Cats and Halloween – Having Fun While Staying Safe!

Happy Meow-o-Ween! Have fun, but please keep it safe!

Happy Meow-o-Ween meow-valus friends! All of us at Zee and Zoey’s hope you have a spooktacular day, but don’t forget with cats it’s not about tricks or treats, but basic safety:

1. No candy, especially chocolate, as it’s toxic to cats and could be extremely harmful if ingested. If you think your cat has eaten something dangerous, contact your veterinarian or call the Pet Poison HelpLine at 855-764-7661.

2. If you expect a lot of traffic at your door, consider locking your cat into a room until the festivities wind down so they don’t get spooked and accidentally run outside.

3. Halloween costumes and decorations can have lots of strings, buttons, and tiny parts your cat might decide to eat that could cause harm. Be very mindful of what you leave out, especially if you leave to go to a party or trick or treating. Pumpkins with real candles are dangerous too – don’t ever leave a candle burning while unattended.

4. Costumes on humans might scare your cat, and putting costumes on them might scare them, too. Respect that cats are creatures of habit and that what we think is fun or cute might cause stress or anxiety to them.


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  1. Comedy Plus says:

    All great advice. I always thought what was best for my babies way before the noise started.

    Have a purrfect Halloween. My best to your peeps. ♥

  2. jmuhj says:

    No Halloween here! May everyone that celebrates keep their cats safe EVERY day and night.

  3. Happy Halloween! We are not scared of costumes! We never go out so we’ll be fine! Enjoy your day!

  4. We don’t participate in Halloween festivities. Mom Paula turns off the lights and keeps us in the back of the house with her.

    Happy Halloween! We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable night and gets lots of treats and no tricks!

  5. Angel really dislikes people at the door, but we don’t hand out candy (long story).
    Happy Halloween!

  6. Great advice ! Happy Halloween ! Purrs

  7. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    happee howl o ween guyz…heerz hopin yur pumpkinz tern ther selvez inta piez

    willna bee no one ringin de bell heer; de FSG terned it off at de circutz box 😉 ♥♥

  8. Cathy Keisha says:

    Great advice. TW is gonna lock me in Pop’s room when the bell rings. As if. I don’t eat candy but wrapped lollipops are fun to bat around. Happy Howl-o-ween!

  9. We’ll be staying safe under the bed. Happy Halloween!

  10. Ellen Pilch says:

    Happy Halloween! Hope you get lots of treats, no tricks.

  11. We can’t do the dressing up, although Mu would love to make cat costumes as she loves to sew! We hope everyone had a safe Halloween.