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Cats and Fireworks

03 November 2021
Cats and Fireworks

Fireworks are a tradition through the autumn months but for cats, bonfire night can leave them feeling stressed. If you’re worried about cats and fireworks, read our expert guide on keeping your cat relaxed and safe.

https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/home-and-environment/fireworks?dm_i=57TR,G7VF,2W0HXC,1VFYF,1

5 ways to help your cat stay calm during fireworks season

  1. Keep your cat indoors after dark. It’ll reduce the risk of them being spooked!
  2. Create a safe space for your cat. A cardboard box lined with blankets is perfect. Cats feel safer higher up – placing the box on a sturdy shelf is even better.
  3. Play music. Yes, really! Cats and loud noises don’t necessarily mix and keeping a radio or TV can help if your cat gets scared from the sudden sounds of fireworks.
  4. Use a pheromone plug-in. A plug-in diffuser, such as Feliway, can create a calming effect on anxious cats. Begin using it a couple of weeks before fireworks season and place it in the room where your cat spends most of its time.
  5. Stay calm. Instead of overly comforting an anxious cat, keep your cool – your cat is more likely to feel settled if you are.