Friday, October 14, 2011

Pet Protection During Halloween

Halloween creates its own special challenges for pets. Take a few moments to review these ideas for pet safety during a season that can be dangerous for pets:

  • Take extra steps to protect your cats, particularly if they are black. Some folks use Halloween as an excuse to be cruel to cats. Keep them inside if at all possible.

  • Some pets are fine with costumes, but most aren't keen on the idea. Balance your own enjoyment with the stress that you'll put your pet through.

  • Keep lighted candles and Jack-O-Lanterns off of coffee tables or other low surfaces where pets might come too close and start a fire or become burned.

  • Have a quiet room set up Halloween night for your pet to avoid too many trick or treaters.

  • Human candy--such as chocolate--can be deadly for animals. Candy wrappers can be a choking hazard.

Halloween can be one of the most creative and imaginative of holidays, but take some time for practical steps to protect all of the members of the family, including the four-legged ones.

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