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7 Tips To Keep Your
Pet Safe On Halloween
aren't the only ones who should be closely monitored
on Halloween. The holiday can be a scary and
dangerous time for your pet as well
by: James Kelly
By following some simple tips
you can keep your pet safe and comfortable without infringing
on the family fun:
1. Don't put costumes on
your pets unless they are used to it. Wearing clothing
can make pets uncomfortable and even sick.
2. Candy is for humans and
not for their furry friends.
3. Chocolate is toxic to
animals. It can make them very sick. Make sure that the
"after Halloween" candy is put away so your
pet can’t get it--especially the chocolate. We hear
from owners every year of pets they had to take to the
emergency room because they managed to find the candy
and eat it. Give them a pet treat instead.
4. If you know or suspect
your pet has eaten some Halloween candy contact your veterinarian
IMMEDIATELY. Some candies, especially chocolate, can be
life threatening. If you can’t reach your veterinarian
you can call the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center 24
hours a day, 365 days a year at (888) 426- 4435.
Caution: A $50 consultation
fee may be applied to your credit card.
5. Costumes may look strange
to people, but just imagine what they look like to a dog
or cat. Animals aren't used to seeing that kind of thing,
and it could frighten them. So, it's best not take them
trick or treating.
6. If your pet isn’t
good with strangers, it’s best to put him in a separate
room away from the door, so he won’t be bothered
by the presence of strangers.
7. If your pet is going to
be free in the house, with the door being opened repeatedly,
there is more of a chance that your pet can get outside.
So, remember to make sure he is wearing his license tags.
That way, if he does get away, there is a better chance
of getting him back home sooner.
About The Author
James Kelly is the owner
of Travelin Pets, a web site specializing in providing
information and quality products for traveling pets and
Visit his website at: http://www.travelinpets.com