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Happy Halloween: How to keep your pets safe on this scary day

By Gary Bogue
Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 9:36 am in Halloween, Pets.

Here are a few handy tips for making Halloween a safe day/night for your pets:

Keep your pets safe on Halloween:
** Keep pets safely inside away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities.

** Make certain that all pets are wearing collars with ID tags, especially indoor pets. Frequently opened doors tonight provide perfect opportunities for escape, despite our best efforts.

** Keep candy out of your pet’s reach. Candy can be harmful to pets and chocolate is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets.

** If you’re going trick-or-treating, leave the family dog at home. Dogs can be difficult to control with all those crazy ghosts and goblins running around them. A lost pet or a dog bite will quickly end your Halloween fun.

** Keep decorations away from pets. Candle flames might set fire to a pet’s fur. Dangling decorations should be kept in high places to avoid pet entanglement, choking and other potentially life-threatening hazards.

** Use fake cobwebs sparingly, if at all. Pets can choke on them.

** The only costume most pets want to wear is their own furry birthday suit. If your pet wears a costume, make sure it doesn’t restrict movement and supervise your pet carefully.

Have fun when you’re out trick-or-treating Saturday night! Stay on the sidewalk and watch out for cars. /Gary

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