Halloween is a festive time for children and families. But what about pets? Fear, anxiety, and costumed visitors all pose threats to our pets. All Hollow’s Eve can be a spooky night for our furry companions, but keeping pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky.
Here are a few Halloween safety tips that can help pets enjoy a safe and spectacular holiday this year.
Death by Chocolate – All forms of chocolate can be dangerous or even lethal for dogs and cats. Also artificial sweeteners can cause problems in pets with xylitol being the most lethal. Just remember Trick-or-Treat candies are not for pets.
Trick-or-Treat! – Keep pets confined and away from the door. Strangers appearing on the door steps in unusual costumes can be scary and cause stress for our four legged friends.
Decorations – Beware of carved jack-o-lanterns. Pets can easily knock over a lit pumpkin and start a fire.
ID’s, please! – If a dog or cat escapes and becomes lost, proper identification including microchiping with online registration will increase chances that he or she will be returned.
While Halloween can be a fun time for children and families, remember our four-legged pets are depending on us keeping them safe from goblins and ghouls.