As Halloween arrives the witches, goblins and ghosts do too and you’re not the only one that could be in for a fright! The spookiest night of the year can cause trouble for your pets so here are some halloween safety tips I’ve pawed up to help keep them safe.
No tricks, no treats – Trick-or-treaters aren’t the only ones begging for Halloween candy. So don’t let this ghoulish night be ruined, remember that chocolate is toxic for both dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if we swallow them so please put treats out of our reach. Try making your very own homemade “goody bags” with these scrumptious dog friendly biscuits that we are drooling over!
Beware of wires and cords – if you’re hanging decorations and electrical lights keep the cords out of reach. If chewed, we might suffer cuts, burns, or receive an electrical shock that could be life threatening.
Dress-up can be a mess-up – Even though your human may think it’s “adorably cute” some pooches and felines prefer wearing their “birthday suits” and anything else can cause them stress. So please don’t dress us up unless you know we love it. If you are dressing up Fido and Fluffy make sure it doesn’t constrict their movement, breathing, sight or hearing.
Constant door opening – When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that we don’t dart outside. Keep a leash by the door so you can clip it to us before opening the door and make sure we have our collars and tags on just in case.
Loud noises – if you know your pooch gets anxious or nervous with loud noises keep them in a separate room away from the front door. Too many strangers in costume can be overwhelming and stressful.
Have a HOWL of a time this Halloween and scare safe with these tips! If your pups up for a scare, check out our halloween costumes!