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Squeaky doors and creaky floors. Spider webs falling from the ceiling. A chill in the air on Halloween night, the sound of a lone owl hooting in the distance. The spookiest night of the year is slowly creeping upon us. Kids hit the neighborhoods, hoping to fill bags of candy while adults man the doors, offering silly tricks and delicious treats.

Get caught up in the spirit of the season and don’t forget to ensure your cat joins in on the fun. Here are a few ways to celebrate Halloween with your cat:

Dress your cat up (or not).

Is your kitty a perfect princess? Is he a sullen superhero? Hit the pet stores and big box retail stores early this Halloween season and find the perfect costume for your cat. Your cat doesn’t like being draped in clothes? Not a problem! Consider finding festive Halloween collar for your kitty. Check your local pet stores, animal shelters, veterinarians, and other pet-related businesses events to see if there’s a pet costume photo contest in which you can enter your cat.

Enjoy a play session with a new toy.

Why should the neighborhood kids have all the fun and get all of the treats? Your cat deserves a treat, too! Your cat can devour a delicious treat in a few seconds, but a toy lasts for …well, until he loses interest and takes a nap. Buy your cat a Halloween-themed toy and engage in a vigorous play session.

Celebrate the season with catnip.

It’s the equivalent of your favorite dessert or drink: You love to indulge in it then kick back and relax. Most cats go crazy for catnip. The smell may send your cat into a frenzy of excitement that may just be followed by the need for a long, relaxing nap, especially if he’s just finished a play session prior to his dose of catnip. If you’re giving out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween, ensure everyone has a good time. Before the trick-or-treaters start arriving, surprise your cat with catnip – the perfect way to end a day of celebrating Halloween while you hand out candy.

How do you like to celebrate Halloween with your cat?