Halloween Safety Tips!

 

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It’s that fun, ghoulish time of the year again!! For some pets, Halloween may be a party, but for others it can be scary. Take care of your special pet this holiday with these few tips:

1. No trick- no treats; that bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters! Candy containing artificial sweetener and xylitol can be very dangerous to our fur babies. Make sure to keep the candy bowl up and out of their way!
2. A carved pumpkin is surely festive, but exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Some of our uncoordinated pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over. Curious kittens also run the risk of getting burned or singed by the candle flames.
3. As adorable as pets in costumes are, some prefer their birthday suits and the freedom that comes with it! If a pup isn’t used to being dressed up, a costume may cause unnecessary stress. Make sure your pup is happy being Spiderman for a day!
4. Too many strangers, especially ones dressed up as zombies and monsters, can be stressful for pets. Repeatedly opening and closing the front door is a runaway risk for any curious/excited pet.

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