What to do when a cat is scared by fireworks

What to do when a cat is scared by fireworks

28 December, 2020

As we well know, cats are animals that are easily scared, but if you add to this the common enemy for many pets such as firecrackers, they can have a hard time.

The end of the year is approaching and, in many places, it is the perfect time to use fireworks or firecrackers. If you want some tips so that your cat copes better with fireworks with less fear, do not miss the following blog.

 

How to keep your cat calm during fireworks or firecrackers

Pheromones

Spreading feline pheromones around the house will make the cat calmer and more relaxed. There are different brands on the market where you can buy one for these holidays.

 

  • Close windows and leave the cat indoors

If your cat can go outside for daily walks, we recommend that you leave the cat on the 31st and the 1st at home for its safety.

In addition, you should try to isolate the house from noise as much as possible by closing windows and blinds.

 

  • Distract the cat

If you see that your neighborhood is going to start using firecrackers, it is recommended that you distract your cat with games and sweets to prevent him from focusing all his attention on these new sounds.

 

Be there for your cat

One of the best tips we can give you is to be present, that is, avoid leaving the cat alone at home on such special dates when the neighborhood can use more firecrackers or shrill noises more often.

The reinforcement of seeing that its human family is calm and that they will have arms to go to if they need it is perfect.

 

Prepare an area for them

A very good option is to prepare a place with its toys and an insulated bed where the cat can retire if it wishes. In these moments, having beds like “igloo” in which the cat is more protected like a cave is a great advance to make him feel safe.

 

Above all, do not force your cat to do something he does not want. It is better to let them express themselves as they need and not to reinforce their fear with too much attention to avoid increasing their insecurity by giving them the reason about their uneasiness.

We hope you have a great year 2021 surrounded by your feline family.

 

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