Halloween safety tips…
Store your candy in a safe spot, sealed and AWAY from your pets.
Candy is tasty to everyone including pets and that can be VERY dangerous.
Chocolate is known to be toxic, especially dark. And people rarely suspect hard candy or gum to be a threat, but they can be…Sugar free candy or gum containing xylitol is very deadly to pets. Pet Md goes into great detail about xylitol poisoning.
Glow sticks are very common around Halloween too, and contain a liquid toxic to pets. Do not allow your pets to chew on them.
If your pet comes in contact with any of these call your veterinarian as soon as possible or contact poison control
ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.
Try to keep all Halloween decorations away from your pets, as they are new and enticing.
There are so many realistic battery operated candles to choose from,
instead of candles with flames that may get knocked over, use flameless candles.
Halloween is very spooky, and people find it fun to scare. And while we understand that, your pet does not.
So when out walking your dogs keep them on a short leash so they feel safe.
It is best to keep your dogs and cats inside on Halloween, while people are trick or treating. Kids and party goers will be running around in costume, and this will frighten them.
Turn on some tv or music as a distraction.
Make sure your pets tags and microchip are all up to date.
San Diego Humane Society is offers low cost microchipping at their vaccine clinics through the month of October.
Keep your cats, especially black cats indoors.
Have a safe and happy Halloween
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