Halloween can be fun for everyone, including your pet. However, taking precaution when it comes to your pets is very important during these festivities. Sometimes this fun night can be frightening for some pets. This is a night where some pets can get injured if the proper precautions are not taken. Here are some tips on how you can make this a fun and safe night for your pet:
If your pet will be close to the door to greet visitors, make sure to keep him on a leash. Your dog may become nervous with irregular visitors and may feel threatened, therefore, it is important that you have control to avoid any bite or growl;
Keep the candy safely away for your pet’s reach. If your dog gets a hold of any candy, specially chocolate, you should contact your family vet;
If you are planning on dressing up your canine companion, make sure that the costume fits well and there are no lose buttons or strings in order to avoid any choking hazards;
Make sure that your pet can be property identified in the event it escapes or tries to run away while you’re distracted with the visitors;
If your home is decorated with halloween spirit, make sure that what you’re putting on display is not at an easy reach for your pet. Candles, candies and electrical cords can be very dangerous causing strangling, poisoning and upset stomach. If you’re pet can reach any unattended candle display, this may also cause a house fire and will put the entire family at danger;
If you will be walking around with your pet during halloween, make sure to have your dog wear a sturdy collar and leash. Costumes and masks may make your pet uncomfortable and you don’t want to run into any risk of your pet biting a child or adult while they trick-or-treat;
If your furry best friend tends to get anxious around uncommon surroundings, it is best to leave him at home if you will be leaving the house. It will be dark and the streets will be crowded which may make your pet nervous.
Candy wrappers can also cause health problems, such as irritation, and obstruction or your pet’s digestive system.