Halloween is the most fun and exciting time of the year.Parties and candy galore. But, we need to remember that not only kids get excited so does our pets. Having so many trick- or- treaters can cause the most social pets to be stressed.
Here are a few tips to help you love your pet through the Halloween time.
1.Always walk your pet before trick-or-treaters come around
2.You can also keep them comfortable in a different room than where you are handing out candy.
Give them food and water plus check on them from time to time so they don’t feel as if they have
done something wrong. You can even turn on a television or radio so they can’t hear the noise.
3.Always have an up dated I.D tag on your pet just in case they do run out the door . IF lost it makes it easier for them to be returned.
4. If possible bring your pet inside. There are always reports of poisoning, pet thefts or just mean
things that happen to pets on Halloween. Black cats are often taken to be a sacrifice. If your dog is a barker
bringing him inside will help keep him calm so he doesn’t fill the need to bark all the time.
5. Make sure if you have candles on tables or in pumpkins your pet can’t reach them.
They could easily knock them over and start a fire on themselves or the house. Keeping all decorations out of the way of pets is a good idea because they can also choke on some of them.
6. Candy wrappers can cause serious digestive problems if swallowed by your pet , even death.
7. Most of us love chocolate and hate to leave our pets out of the fun. Chocolate – especially dark or baking chocolate can be dangerous for your pet. It contains theobromine, which can cause damage to the nerves or worse-death. Your pet can be included in treat time by you baking them some special Halloween pet treats.
8.Also keep glow sticks and Halloween jewelry away from your pet.
We all want to make sure that Halloween is a fun filled night for all, trick-or-treaters, the ones who hand out the treats and of course our pets.This can happen if we just follow our instincts and a few safety tips.