• Make sure the pets are safely removed from the front door area and not given the chance to dash out the door in fear. Keep them in another safe area.
  • Keep all the Halloween treats away from doggie and Kitty. Chocolate can be poisonous to animals and tin foil, candy wrappers and artificial spider webs can be hazardous if eaten by a pet.
  • Keep pets away from pumpkins with candle’s burning inside. Cats are naturally curious and a mishap could easily occur.
  • 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.
  • Never leave your pet outside on Halloween. Your pet may become the victim of a prankster.
  • Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.
  • Owners of black cats should be extra careful because of Halloween. Keep your black cat safe indoors.
  • Please be extra careful with your pet during this special time of year.
  • IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat 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, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you

 

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