Cat-Proof Your Home
Cats are curious
and playful, especially with objects that move or
have a nice texture. Below are some of the favorite
hazards a cat may discover in your home and some
tips on preventing an injury or accident in your
- Telephone and electrical
- Toilet paper and
- A smoldering cigarette
- Moving records,
tapes or discs
- Drapes, blinds and
- Panty hose and tights
- Plastic bags or
cellophane that hold tempting food, bones or garbage
- Ribbons, thread,
yarn or rubber bands
Below are some of the
ways you can help keep your cat safe:
- Make sure that all
screens and windows are secure.
- Make sure hazardous
objects that might be easily swallowed are out
of a cat's reach.
- Be sure to close
drawers, dishwasher, dryer and washing machine
doors when not in use.
- Remove or cover
any plants, electrical cords or breakable glass
- If you have a small
kitten, block off heating vents, air returns or
other openings where a kitten may venture.
- Do not leave lit
- Your cat should
wear a collar. Make sure it is the breakaway style
with an elastic piece to prevent accidental choking.
- Keep clothes picked
up or in a closed laundry basket while your cat
is acclimating himself to your home. Cats will
instinctively eliminate on or in soft substrates.