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Halloween 2015: Lots of safety treats – No tricks!

By October 27th, 2015No Comments

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Fall is full of fun and treats for you and your family. Help ensure that everyone – including your pet – has a Happy Halloween by following these “safety treats” when preparing for the frightfully fun festivities.
• Keep your pet in a quiet place, away from trick-or-treaters and other noisy Halloween activities.
• Dogs and cats could become frightened or agitated by the unaccustomed sights and sounds of costumed visitors. In addition, frequently opened doors provide a perfect opportunity for escape. Be
sure all pets are wearing collars and identification in case of an accidental getaway.
• Place live flame decorations like candles and jacko-lanterns out of your pet’s reach. Curious critters risk being singed or burned by the flame. They could also easily knock over a candle or pumpkin and cause a fire.
• Keep candy away from pets. All those sweet treats may taste great but candy, especially chocolate, can be toxic
• Resist the urge to put your pet in a costume. You may think your pet looks adorable dressed as a princess, but most pets don’t like the constraints of costumes. Check the costume for parts your
pet could chew off and choke on, and look for dangling pieces like flowing capes that could injure her.
• Keep decorations—like streamers and fake spider webs—away from pets. And always keep electric wires and cords out of reach.

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