Halloween Safety Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Pet Safety Tips

Hello! Long time no see! Life has been crazy, but like for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I wanted to share a quick list for keeping your pets safe this Halloween.

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays. However, I am well aware of the risks to our favorite fur babies. So without further ado…

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  1. Candy (and toys)
    This is first on my list because candy is such a big part of Halloween. One of the biggest sellers? Chocolate. While there are debatable health benefits of chocolate for us, chocolate can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and similar effects to our pets. Plus, the amount of sugar in candy isn’t great for our fur babies either. Keeping candy out of reach and put away when not being supervised is a great way to avoid any midnight visits to your local veterinarian!
  2. Trick-or-treaters
    If you pass out candy, having people knock on your door all night, with the constant opening and closing, is a recipe for disaster. Keeping your pet in a separate room during trick-or-treating hours or setting up shop outside are great ways to keep your pet from getting lost.
  3. Decorations
    I love Halloween decorations! And so do my cats. If it’s new, unsupervised, or is even remotely interesting, my cats are going to try to eat it: especially any floral/foliage decor. I find that letting them investigate any decorations as I’m decorating gets them used to the item and they seem to be less interested in it later.

    Even if you don’t have any feline friends, decorate lights, lit candles, breakable decor, and anything with small parts can pose to a risk to pets of all types.
  4. Noise
    Most animals have better hearing than us. Halloween parties are not usually quiet affairs and while music is a great way to add some background noise, it can be a little too much noise. As loud as the music is for us, imagine listening to it at twice the volume. Talk about deafening!
  5. Trick-or-treating
    Taking pets, especially dogs, along on the trick-or-treating route can be a lot of fun! However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

    -How far are you walking?
    -How is your dog with other people?
    -How is your dog with other dogs?

    While there are other things to keep in mind, like vaccinations, these are the first 3 that come to mind!

Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween! If you have any pictures of your pets and costumes, share them below in the comments!

Thanks for reading!
Lauren

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