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To the Rescue: How Do You Keep Pets Safe on Halloween?


Halloween is nearly here, and I can't wait! I know it's a fun and exciting time for both you and your pet, but I wanted to share three quick tips to helping it go off without a hitch:

  • Keep an eye on your pet. We already talked about pets in Halloween costumes, but, even if he's not dressing up, pay extra attention to his well-being. Seeing his "family" with masks on, in addition to dozens of people coming to the door can be unsettling. If you feel your pet may be stressed out by the day's festivities, consider keeping him in a safe place inside the house.
  • Keep an eye on candy. While most pet owners know of the dangers of chocolate for dogs, candy wrappers (such as foils and plastics) can get stuck in your pet's digestive tract and make them ill. Watch out, and keep all candy secure and away from pet's reach.
  • Keep an eye on the surroundings. Look out for lit pumpkins around the house. Make sure pumpkins, or other decorations, are not placed in kitty's favorite perch or near wagging tails.

It's your Halloween too! Make the most of it, and help others by sharing your own ideas and advice in the comments below!

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