Don’t Let Halloween Scare Your Pets
Witches, bats and scaredy cats!
Keep your pets safely indoors and away from noisy groups of children and parents. Make sure your pet can’t accidently escape when you open the door to Trick-or-Treaters.
Pet costumes can be fun. If you dress your pet in cute hats or witches’ capes, make sure he or she can move freely and won’t stumble over a costume that hangs to the floor. Never tie anything around its neck so it doesn’t choke or strangle. You can opt for a fancy collar instead of a costume. Let your pet be the judge. If it struggles and is uncomfortable, then maybe your pet would be happier without a pet costume.
Pets & Candy
Candy can make your pet sick and can even kill it. Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine that can affect your dog’s nervous system, and can cause urinary and heart muscle damage. It can even cause death if consumed in enough quantity. If you want to treat your pets, stock up on dog biscuits or catnip toys.
If you suspect your pet has gotten some poisonous substance, call your veterinarian immediately. Have the phone number to your local emergency animal hospital readily available. (link to page Emergency Vet Care if we use one) You may also call the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control number at 888-426-4435. There may be a charge for that call.