A Pet-Friendly Halloween

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Shrieking goblins and pint-sized witches are prowling around (on sugar overdrive!) . . . and they’re invading your pet’s territory, begging for treats. With so much unusual stuff going on in one night, you can see why Halloween is more than just a little spooky for our cats, dogs and other beloved pets.

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Here are seven tips to prevent your pet-inclusive celebrations from turning truly nightmarish. To help keep your pets safe and happy this Halloween, The Humane Society of the United States recommends the following:

1. Make sure all of your pets are wearing tags with a current ID. Remember, repeatedly opening the door for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of opportunity for them to dart out.

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2. Keep your pets indoors, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities (after a few rounds of hands-on toddlers, even the most angelic pet can get a little snappy!).

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3. Keep candy out of the reach of your pets. Chocolate and other ingredients can be toxic to them.

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4. Most pets are happiest wearing nothing but their birthday suit, so be careful what costumes you choose for them. Some can make them uncomfortable or even cause injury.

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5. Decor can be dangerous: Candle flames can set fire to a pets fur and hanging or dangling decorations can be an entanglement or choking hazard. Instead, keep them busy with their own Halloween-themed, pet-friendly toys.

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6. Use fake cobwebs sparingly, if at all. Pets can choke on cobwebs set up indoors and fake webs outdoors may be a hazard to birds and other wildlife.

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7. When going out trick-or-treating, leave your dog at home. Dogs can be easily excited by the Halloween commotion and a dog bite or a runaway pet will quickly put an end to the evening’s fun.

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MAKE SURE YOUR HALLOWEEN IS FUN
FOR ALL YOUR LOVED ONES!

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! ! ! TRICK OR TREAT ! ! !

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Good advice. And some of those pet costumes are hilarious!

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  2. Lauralee, do you have a pet? WIll you dress it up for Halloween? Tonite I visited a lady who doesn’t have her dog dressed up, but she kept calling it her baby and just totally cuddling it. It was fun to watch her with her furry “baby.”

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