We Pets Guides at About.com are happy to be able to participate in the second annual Pet 'Net Event, which this year focuses on pet safety. The Pet 'Net events are sponsored and coordinated by the folks at Petside.com. "Common household dangers threaten our pets on a daily basis," said Joshua Fried, Director of Petside.com. "By raising our collective voice at once, we hope The Pet 'Net Safety Event will help focus some much-needed attention to these important issues."
The safety of our cats is of concern to us, not only year-round, but during holidays and in the midst of unforeseen natural disasters. Planning ahead can help us help our cats remain safe at all times. As an example, clicker-training our cats to enter a cage or carrier upon a "click" will expedite their quick transportation during any kind of emergency.
Habits to Practice for a Cat-Safe Home
Almost daily, somewhere in the world, a cat falls out of an open window, becomes trapped in a clothes dryer, or swallows hazardous or toxic objects. None of us ever want our treasured cat to become a statistic. You can help avoid frantic trips to the vet E/R by developing consistent habits of cat-safe housekeeping.
Halloween Safety Tips for Cats
October is noted for Halloween, which has been linked with witches and black cats for centuries. Halloween poses a number of safety problems both indoors and out for all cats. Linked here are tips for keeping your pets safe, while celebrating the holiday, human-style.
Preparing Your Cats for Disaster
The facts are that hundreds of pets are lost every year to disasters, and, many more are rescued but never reunited with their owners because of lack of identification. So, plan now to avoid future confusion.
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