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Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

We know Halloween is all about the kids trick-or-treating. But, it’s also a time of year that could be harmful to your family’s pet.

Here are some Halloween Safety Tips from the ASPCA to keep your furry family members safe:

1. Candy
blog 1The goodies are for trick-or-treaters, not your pet. Make sure it’s all kept out of reach of animals.

2. Decorations can be dangerous
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Jack-o-lanterns lit with candles can be easily knocked over by a pup happy to see visitors or a kitty who is curious about the carved face. Use caution. Plus, Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered relatively nontoxic, but can produce stomach discomfort in pets who nibble on them.

3. Careful with Costumes
pumpkin-costumeFor some pets, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. If you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow.

Keep Pets Calm and Easily Identifiable

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While opening the door for guests, be sure that your dog or cat doesn’t dart outside. And always make sure your pet it wearing proper identification—if for any reason he or she does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

Here’s hoping you have a happy and safe Halloween!

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