Happy Independence Day 
Allegra, Ruby and Ingrid 

Please keep your cats safe during the festivities. A cat’s sense of hearing is much more acute than ours, and so the noises are much more intent for them. Add to that the lack of understanding of what is going on and you can have a very scared cat on your hands. Here are some tips for helping your cat cope with fireworks, thunderstorms, and other loud noises:

  • Create a safe space for your cat. If you’re having a party, unless your cat is very social and doesn’t mind a lot of commotion, keep her confined to a quiet bedroom. Put her favorite blanket, bed or toys in with her, along with a litter box and fresh water. Shut the curtains and drapes and turn on lights to lessen the flash of the fireworks.
  • Leave on a TV or music to drown out the noise from the fireworks. (This works during thunderstorm season as well.)
  • Make sure that your cats are wearing their identification tags and that the information is current.
  • Consider a natural calming aid like Stress Stopper, Rescue Remedy, or Composure calming treats.

How will you and your cats be celebrating the holiday?

12 Comments on Happy 4th of July 2012

  1. I hope everyone is having a great holiday. Fireworks are starting around my neighborhood. Allegra is dosed with Stress Stopper and doesn’t seem too worried yet. Ruby is sitting by the window – she wants a close up view of the action!

  2. Allegra and Ruby are so patriotic!! They look awesome accented by the red, white and blue. We won’t be celebrating Independence Day here because I won’t be able to get the cats out from under the bed.

  3. I love the picture of you both in patriotic hats with a flag, Allegra and Ruby. Enjoy the fourth also. Everyone I leave you with a great quote about the fourth from the first President Adams. “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

    – John Adams

  4. My cats will enjoy the fourth here in CO. Most fireworks shows have been cancelled because of the recent wildfires. We are going to cook hamburgers inside and have them with all the fixings and cherry pie. Of course Princess and Queenie will get some hamburger too.

    I also am going to do laundry so that will be a hit with the cats too!

  5. Happy 4th girls! No fireworks here this year, but we had a storm last night that more than made up for it. We’re resting today and enjoying a day at home!

    • Same here Bernadette – and we got hail this afternoon! We’ll be spending the evening at home. Hopefully, the neighborhood fireworks will be minimal.

  6. Happy Fourth of July to all of you. You two girls look so great with your flag and hat. Hope you all have a great day without too many scary fireworks. Take care.

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