Pet Halloween Safety Tips
Let's not forget about our furry friends tonight during the Halloween festivities. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe on Halloween.According to the ASPCA, the most common threat to your pet on Halloween is the candy bowl. Make sure you put it up high enough that your pet can't reach it. Many treats are toxic for dogs. Chocolate of any kind can be extremely dangerous for dogs and cats too. Sugar free candies that contain xylitol can cause serious problems in your pets. Keep the ASPCA Poison Control Center number handy. 888-426-4435.
Be careful when dressing up your pets too. Some costumes may be too restrictive and cause stress to your pet. Make sure they are comfortable in what you put them in.
Watch your cute decorations around your animals. Exposed wires can be enticing to kittens and cats. Also be aware of where jack-o-lanterns are placed especially if candles are inside. Playful pets could accidentally knock them over and cause a fire.
When trick-or-treaters come to your door, remember that it can be very stressful for your pets. You may want to keep them in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat hours. Also, make sure they have proper identification, just in case they happen to get out on Halloween night.