Attention, animal lovers, the spookiest night of the year is almost here! Kat’s K9 City Pet Services would like to share some safety measures that pet parents can take this Halloween to ensure the safety of you and your pet.
· No treats, that bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for furry buddy. Chocolate in all forms especially dark or baking chocolate can be very dangerous for pets.
· Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be nontoxic, but they can produce upset stomachs in pets that may nibble on them.
· Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
· Jack-O-Lanterns are festive, but please exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire.
· Please don't put your pet cat in a costume UNLESS you know they like it. For pets that don’t enjoy being dressed up, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.
· If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume is safe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or hamper his ability to breathe, bark. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems upset, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting them go without a costume perhaps, just wearing a simple festive bandana.
· Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, be mindful that ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.
· Non-social dogs should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers or noises can be scary and stressful for pets. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, be careful that pet doesn't dart outside.
· Always make sure your pet has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing chances that he or she will be returned to you quickly.
Wishing you and your pets a safe and happy Halloween!
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