Pet safety on Halloween is more important than any other night. People do some crazy things on Halloween, including stealing people’s animals and “sacrificing” them. Some basic safety tips can keep you happy and your animals safe.
1. Wear collars
If your animals are going to be out roaming the streets on Halloween, make sure that they are going to have a collar on. Without a collar, anyone can scoop up your cat or dog and state that it is their own. If you have an all black cat, or a white cat with two different colored eyes, they need to be watched carefully if they are going to be outside because these are the animals that go missing the most often.
2. No candy for pets
Although your animals are looking cute and not snipping at people, giving your pets chocolate or any candy with the artificial sweetener xylitol, it can kill a dog. The tinfoil on the candy is also not good for your pets because it can get stuck in their intestinal track if they swallow it.
3. Don’t dress up your pet unless you know that they love it
Animals will try to chew at strings and can harm themselves in the process of trying to take the the costume off. it is not worth hurting your pet to look cute.
4. Keep your animals separate
With the doorbell ringing constantly and kids coming and going will set your pets into a frenzy. Keeping them away from the door so that they can’t bite, or dart out the door. Also, if you have more than one pet, keeping them separate is a good idea so that they don’t end up going at each other.
5. Keep cats and dogs from Jack o’ Lanterns. Cats are curious and can easily burn themselves if they were to crawl into a lit pumpkin. Not to mention, a dog’s tail can be pretty powerful and can easily knock over a lit pumpkin causing a potential fire hazard.