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