Remember your dogs and cats on Halloween, as many don’t realize some of the potential threat to the health of their pets.
To start with, the candy and their wrappers can be harmful. The candy itself can be toxic to your pet. Not only chocolate, but also other types of candies can cause problems. Some of the wrappers can be a problem as they are a foil based wrapper that can lacerate both the inside of the mouth and possibly the intestinal tract.
It would can be fun to include them in the festivities, but do so with treats that are made for them. Either homemade or store bought.
Picking the right costume can also be a trick. Be sure that the costume is not too tight or too loose as it can be a hazard either way. Also use caution so that you don’t purchase a costume with too many dangling things, buttons, sequence, and other objects that may be chewed upon and swallowed. It’s sometimes best to think of your pet as a small child when it comes to these things.
If you wouldn’t leave your two year old unattended with their Halloween costume on and with objects easily swallowed then you probably shouldn’t leave your pets this way.
Leaving decorations around the house can attract unwanted mouths also. Not only will most cats and dogs want to try out the pumpkin after it has been gutted. But they may also be attracted to all the new pretty decor. All dogs would love to chew on the new black kitty cat decorations, so put them up a little higher.
Plan where to keep your dogs and cats during the evening while trick or treaters are knocking on the door. Some dogs may be very friendly and know you very well, until you come in the house with a mask on! Same way with the kids visiting your neighborhood. Your animals may like kids, until they look more like goblins and such.
Also we don’t want them running out the door when it is opened every few minutes, so please use caution. So make sure your pets are properly tagged, so that If they do get out they can be returned safely home.
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