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Halloween Safety for Your Pet

October 27, 2012

Protect your pets from pranks.

Don’t leave animals unattended outdoors on Halloween, the day before, or the day after. Cruel pranksters can hurt animals, especially black cats.

Don’t feed candy to animals.

Treats that are delicious for children and adults can be harmful or fatal to pets. They can choke on wrappers and chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats. Keep candy out of the reach of pets and keep a lid on the candy you are handing out.

Do keep pets away from lit pumpkins.

Spooky colored candles and jack o`lanterns can singe pets’ noses and light fur on fire.

Don’t put a reluctant pet in a Halloween costume.

Some cats and dogs don’t mind dressing up but don’t force an anxious animal into a costume. Make sure your pet is comfortable, can see, hear and can move freely.

Do license  your pet.

Make sure your pet has a current pet license and consider micro-chipping your pet. This may help the pet get returned to you. Try to keep your pets away from the front door to avoid them getting out.

If you will be gone, make sure the pet is in a quiet room away from the front door in case your doorbell is rung.

The Veterinarians of Arrow Springs Animal Hospital 918-455-7107