It’s almost October and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s easy for pets to get stressed out or into trouble around this time of the year and it’s always a good idea to think about safety. Here are some helpful tips from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to keep your pets safe and stress free.
First and foremost, always keep candy, especially chocolate away from your dog or cats reach. Try to keep the wrappers away from them as well, this can seem like a fun toy to pets but tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can cause choking or intestinal blockage. Also keep decorative corn and other popular Halloween plants out of reach, they can cause gastrointestinal upset.
It can be fun to get your furry friend into costume, but please make sure your pet likes it before the big night, try it out first. Costumes can cause them a lot of stress or even constrict their movement, hearing, or ability to breathe. Lastly, for less social animals it’s a good idea to keep them in an area away from the commotion and where they feel safe.