Halloween Pet Safety Tips
Pet Safety is important during Halloween.
Take a look at some helpful pet safety tips on how to keep your furry friends happy and stress-free this Halloween.
Keep Sweets Away From Your Pet
Obviously, sweets and Halloween come hand in hand, so you need to be mindful about your pet getting hold of them. Keep bowls off the ground and out of reach.
Chocolate or anything containing xylitol can be poisonous to your pet. Discarded sweet rappers that are lying around can cause intestinal blockages if swallowed. Make sure your children also know this to prevent them from feeding them to your pet.
Decorative pumpkins are actually more dangerous than they appear. A candle inside a jack-o-lantern can be enticing for a pet, which creates a huge fire hazard. To reduce the hazard when one is tipped over, replace the candle with a battery powered light. Chewed wires can also lead to a dangerous cut, burn or electric shock.
Treat the scary carved face in a pumpkin as a toxic warning sign. Pumpkins can be toxic to your pets if they decide to have a nibble on one for a quick snack. Out of reach ornaments or cuddly toys are great replacements for hazardous decorations.
In an ideal world, you shouldn’t be dressing your pet up. Costumes can cause unneeded anxiety and stress for your pet. If you have one of those wacky pets who love to be dressed up make sure they can move, breath, eat, drink and go to the toilet properly. Keep an eye out for anything that can fall off their costumes and cause your pet to choke.
Trick Or Treaters
Halloween can be hectic for your pet. The constant knocking at the door and strangers approaching the house can be very distressing. A great way to lower your pet’s stress can be removing them from the high traffic area. Take them out of the action and leave them in a nice quiet room. Calming diffusers can be a great way to get them to settle.
The continuous havoc of Halloween can easily startle your cat or dog. A shock can lead them to run away and get lost. Make sure that your pet is tagged and microchipped in case they make a break for it.
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