Prepare your home for a new cat with safety measures. Protect your furniture, secure fragile items, and provide proper scratching posts to prevent accidents and damage.
Anything fragile (or important to you) should be tucked away in a cabinet until you can trust your cat not to knock it over.
Bathe your cat in a closed bathroom for better control and less chance of escape. The confined space increases the likelihood of successfully completing the bathing process.
Cats love to chew stringy things, so to avoid the dangers of electricity, tape wires to the floor with flat strips of vinyl
Ensure cat safety indoors by installing screens on windows and securing blind cords. Opt for window treatments without looped cords to prevent accidents.
Many plants and flowers are toxic to cats — especially lilies, irises, poinsettias, and sago palms
Keep cats safe by avoiding toxic foods like chocolate and grapes. Ensure medications and supplements are securely stored away from their reach.
Chemical cleaners, bleach, and pine-and phenol-based cleaners can poison your cat, so be sure to keep them in secured containers in a cabinet
Keep cats safe by securing trash cans, closing washer/dryer doors, and keeping toilet seats down. Store plastic bags out of reach to prevent accidents.
Protect furniture by covering with tape and providing a scratching post nearby. Remove recliners to prevent cats from getting trapped.
That magnetic knife rack that makes you feel like a profesh chef? Not super safe for cats who like to prowl the kitchen late at night. Also hide away scissors and razors.