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  • February 07, 2023 3 min read

    Kittens and cats are known to be mischievous, often getting themselves into trouble. As cat owners, we would do anything to keep our beloved furry friends safe.

    When we’re at home, we can help prevent accidents from happening to the best of our ability but when we’re inevitably out of the house, we want to create a safe environment for our cats.

    It doesn’t matter if you have a playful kitten or an aging cat, keeping our felines safe and happy is our top priority. Follow the below cat safety tips to keep our cherished kitties safe at home.

    Cat Safety Tips

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    Non-Toxic Houseplants

    Many houseplants contain chemicals that are toxic to cats. Unbeknownst to us, we could be harming our furry friends by placing toxic houseplants in the house. Explore some ideas for non-toxic houseplants that will keep your cat safe and happy, while beautifying your home at the same time.

    Secure Electrical Cords

    Kittens and cats like to keep themselves occupied with just about anything in sight, so it’s always a good idea to secure all wires and electrical cords just to be safe. Not only can they get tangled up in the cords, but they might also try to chew them.

    Keep Food Out of Reach

    Keep all food and drinks out of reach both when you’re at home and away from the house to avoid any accidents. Pushing food away from the edges of tables or counters or keeping it secured away in a cabinet or food pantry are good precautions to take.

    Check Toilet Lids

    To eliminate the temptation to play or jump inside the toilet bowl, always check that the toilet lids in each bathroom or powder room are closed. Those with toddlers at home know the importance of securing the lids! A child-proof lock used for babies might work well for your cat too.

    Safeguard Chemicals

    Cleaning supplies, medications, or any chemicals should be far out of reach for your cats. We don’t want our precious pets to accidentally poison themselves because we neglected to conceal these types of chemicals.  

    Hide Garbage Bins

    If your kitchen or bathroom has a garbage bin out in the open, it might be time to consider tucking it away in a closet or cabinet. The other alternative is to put a lid on the garbage bin to keep its contents away from your cat. The contents might include something toxic to cats, which we want to avoid at all costs.

    Clothes Dryer Safety

    Before using the dryer, always double check that your cat isn’t inside. As an extra safety precaution, always close the dryer door after use so your cat can’t get inside. Believe it or not, it’s common for cats to consider the inside of clothes dryers a comfortable place to rest.

    KindTail’s Luxury Pet Crates and Cat Bowls

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    All cat owners go to great lengths to keep our cats safe and comfortable at home. In addition to taking the proper safety precautions to keep our cats out of trouble, we should provide them with the best products for both home and on the go. KindTail’s luxury pet crates and Portabowls are the perfect products to spoil your favorite feline friend.

     

    KindTail provides modern and innovative pet crates, dog beds, and portable travel bowls for your furbabies. Shop our collection of PAWD pet crates, in addition to more products designed for your pet's comfort in mind. Contact us for more information today!

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