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Kittenproofing Tips

July 1, 2016

Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your new pet is bound to keep you smiling with her playful antics and endearing personality. Of, course, little Fluffy will also keep you on your toes: there are few things more prone to getting into mischief than kittens. As a good pet parent, you’ll need to take a few steps to keep your tiny furball safe. You’ll read some great kittenproofing tips in this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Louisville, CO veterinary clinic, serving Boulder and the surrounding areas.

Dangly Things

Your feline friend could get seriously hurt if she chews on a live wire! There’s also a chance that little Fluffy could pull a lamp down on herself by playing with the cord. Secure or protect wires and cords, including drape cords.

Dangerous Objects

Little Fluffy is going to want to investigate every item she comes across in her new kingdom, and will be very interested in figuring out which ones she can eat or play with. We recommend removing any small objects that could possibly choke your frisky pet, such as earrings, jewelry pieces, and rubber bands. You’ll also want to pick up anything with sharp edges or dangling threads.


Many cats find the crinkly texture of plastic completely irresistible. Plastic bags and wrappers are very dangerous for little Fluffy, as they could easily choke or entangle her. The rings that hold beverages together are also hazardous for kitties.

Toxic Items

Be sure to keep medicines, chemicals, and household cleaning agents away from those adorable little paws. You’ll also want to make sure that your home only contains plants that are safe for your baby feline. Check the ASPCA site for a full list of toxic and non-toxic plants.


Keep major appliances, such as washers, dryers, and toilets, closed when not in use. These things can be very dangerous for a curious little furball!


Seal off any openings behind cabinets, and beneath heavy pieces of furniture. You’ll also want to make sure that your windows and screens close securely.

Breakable Objects

Kitties love smacking things off counters and shelves. If you have fragile knick-knacks, put them in a place little Fluffy can’t reach.

Please contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Louisville, CO veterinary clinic, serving Boulder and the surrounding areas, for all of your kitten’s veterinary care needs. We are always happy to help!