How to Help Your Cat During Fireworks and Thunder Storms

For most cats, unexpected loud noises can be a major source of anxiety. This could be from fireworks, thunderstorms, or other loud noises, like the lawn mower or vacuum. Cats have very sensitive hearing, so what is loud to us can be extremely loud and frightening to cats. Here are some tips to help keep your cats safe and calm during fireworks and loud noises.


Make Sure to Keep Cats Inside

  • When fireworks start going off, your cat is likely to bolt, so make sure all doors and windows are closed to keep them from getting outside
  • If you haven't gotten your cat microchipped, now could be the right time, in case they do get out

Create a Safe Space / Den

  • If you know the fireworks are coming, you can create a safe space for your cat
  • Choose a room where your cat already likes to hide, and place your cat there, and create a safe place
  • Bring in some of their favorite items (like a blanket they like to lay on), and put on the TV or radio to hlep drown out the unexpected sounds
  • Make sure they have food, water, and a litter box accessible

Don't Punish Them for Unwanted Behavior During This Time

  • This is already a stressful time for your cat, so be as comforting as possible
  • Speak to them with a calm voice, and stroke them gently

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