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December 10, 2018

Keep Outdoor Cats Safe During Winter

02.09.15 Keep outdoor cats safe during winter and when it is cold. Some risk their lives by climbing up under warm car hoods. Develop the habit of banging on the hood of your car before starting it. This will give cats who might be under your car or hood a chance to escape. Help cats survive the winter, bring indoor/outdoor kitties inside and provide warm, dry areas for ferals.

Outdoor cats sometimes seek refuge under car hoods. by Fotolia.

Outdoor cats sometimes seek refuge under car hoods. by Fotolia.

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Holiday Plants and Cats

11.30.14  Most holiday plants are toxic to cats. They can kill or cause painful intestinal upsets if swallowed. Poisonous plants include: Mistletoe, Poinsettia, Holly, Bittersweet, Boxwood, Lilies and Christmas trees. In addition to commercial Xmas trees being sprayed with poisonous fire retardant, pine is toxic and the needles can pierce intestines and cause other injuries. Always monitor cats around live holiday plants and Xmas trees. Or, invest in fake. Fake plants last for years, don’t need to be watered and most are safe for cats.

Halloween Safety Byte

10.28.12 Keep your cats safe and stress free during Halloween. Provide them a quiet room away from the festivities, equipped with food, water, litter box, toys and comfortable places to sleep.