New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and along with the 4th of July, it's one of the most stressful dates for cats. If you're having a party, a good practice is to keep all your cats in a bedroom with a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door. Play some music for the cats, and if there's a television in the bedroom, try one of the videos made for cats, such as the Mewvie Birdland Bonanza to keep them occupied.
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I hope you are not having fireworks. They will only add to the cats' stress and are outlawed in more and more municipalities every year. I usually watch the festivities on television with the sound turned down. The fireworks are entertaining enough without all the explosions. If you play your cards right, you can watch the New Years day Rose Bowl Parade and the Rose Bowl game surrounded by rested, happy cats instead of cats suffering a stress overload from the previous night's festivities.