Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year. However, as a responsible pet owner, remember these tips to keep your fur people safe:

  1. Keep candy out of reach. Candy = poisonous choking hazard to pets! 
  2. Be mindful of your decorations, especially wires. Pets can easily chew up something they’re not supposed to and get sick or worse.
  3. Don’t leave pumpkins lit around pets. Lit jack-o-lanterns can be a fire hazard and possibly injure pets!
  4. If you’re having a Halloween party, make sure your animals have a safe place to go if they want to hide. Having a lot of strangers around, the door repeatedly opening,  lots of noise, and people in weird costumes can be stressful for pets. 
  5. Keep pets indoors. Make sure your pets have proper identification such as collars with current ID tags and/or a microchip if they do get out. Current ID can help reunite lost pets with their humans!
  6. Be careful with pet costumes. Some pets enjoy being dressed up; others do not. Don’t force your pet to wear a costume. If your pet does wear a costume, be sure it does not inhibit your pet’s movement, breathing, or ability to vocalize. Make sure that your pet doesn’t overheat in the costume either. 
  7. Last but not least, use common sense. Be responsible. Be safe and ensure your pets are safe too! 

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