October can also be dangerous for pets. Each year, veterinary hospital see an influx of animals that are injured, accidentally eaten candy, burned, or eaten foreign objects. Halloween is fun to celebrate, but you should keep your family pet(s) in mind.
1.Scary Costumes on Humans
There seem to be a ton of videos on Youtube of humans scaring their pets with masks, costumes, or decorations. While this may seem hilarious to you, it is incredibly stressful to the animal and just mean.
Candy is great for humans, not so great for your pets. Chocolate is highly toxic and sweets can lead to serious health issues such as pancreatitis. Raisins, nuts, and xylitol, which is found in sugar free candy, can be deadly. Candy wrappers can cause intestinal blockage or death.
Decorating is fun. Electrocuting or burning your pet….not so much. If you choose to decorate, keep your pet in mind. Wires should be out of reach or out of site. Candles and Jack-o’-lanterns that are lit should never be left unsupervised. Pumpkins can cause intestinal discomfort is nibbled on. Glow sticks should not be left in easy to reach places.
4. Trick or Treat
The constant ringing of the doorbell or the large number of people walking around can cause a lot of stress to your pet. Keeping your pet inside and in a safe room will help with this. Sometimes a pet can get so stressed or spooked, they could escape through the open door. It is best to give then a quiet safe space, such as a bedroom, to help keep them calm
Have and fun and safe Hallloween!