5 Holiday Cat Hacks for a Stress-Free Season

5 Holiday Cat Hacks  for a Stress-Free Season

The holidays are a joyous time, but they can also be hectic and full challenges for your cat. Enjoy the season, while keeping your kitty safe and happy, with these simple holiday cat hacks.

Build a Safe Space
With the hustle and bustle of visitors, parties and package deliveries, your cat might become a little overwhelmed among all the activity. To keep your kitty calm and safe, create a space where she can hide out. Make sure it's a secure spot away from the front door. You might even consider investing in a cat tree. For a simple DIY holiday hack, make a cat castle out of a festive cardboard box for her to curl up in.

Don't Forget the Treats
With all the sweets and indulgent food served over the holidays, don't let your cat feel left out. Make sure party foods, chocolates, and other treats are well out of your cat's reach and avoid giving her any table scraps, which can be unhealthy. Instead, stock up on tasty treats made just for cats, such as Friskies Party Mix.

Keep Things Stimulating
When cats get bored, they tend to find ways of entertaining themselves, and that can often lead to a big mess. If your schedule is full this holiday season, pencil in some quality time with your cat to prevent boredom. Make sure Santa delivers a new toy and spend some time playing together. If your day is just too crazed, a puzzle feeder makes an excellent holiday cat trick. Fill the feeder with your cat's usual food to make mealtime a little more entertaining.

Rethink Your Decorations
Curious cats are easily tempted by sparkly tinsel and glitter-covered ornaments. Swap out sparkly, small items that could be ingested for larger bows and ornaments that are a little more muted. You'll still be able to enjoy all the beautiful trimmings, but your cat will be safer, and a little less apt to topple the entire tree.

Use Safety Lights
Like tinsel and ornaments, holiday lights and their lengthy cords can be tempting for kitties that like to chew on things. For a simple safety holiday hack, cover the light cords in a plastic tubing to prevent your cat from biting into it.

No matter how you celebrate this holiday season, be sure to keep your cat's safety and happiness in mind.

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