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Happy Spooky Season! - 3 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe this Halloween

by Ellie Gwon |

It’s spooky season, but that doesn’t mean that your pets have to be spooked on Halloween this year! Keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky, all you need is a couple of treats and to follow the tips below. 


1. Stash Candy Away 

The candy might be a treat for you and your neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but it is definitely a trick for your furry friend, and if you’re not careful, it can be harmful. Make sure to keep your Halloween candy stashed in a place where only you can reach. Also, watch out for children who could make the mistake of sharing their treats with your pup. If you think there’s a chance that your pet may have eaten something harmful, make sure to call your emergency vet immediately. 


2. Keep Decorations Out of the Way 

One of the best parts about Halloween is all of the home decorations. Whether you decide to line your front porch with candlelit pumpkins or to hang cobwebs from your trees, keep decore out of the way from your pets or make sure to monitor it at all times. Especially with lit pumpkins, there’s always the risk of your pet injuring themselves or starting a fire. 


3. Make Sure Your Pet is Identifiable 

Halloween is the one time of year where it is perfectly acceptable for random strangers to appear at your door in costumes of all kinds. While this is a fun holiday tradition, it can be paralyzing and stressful for a furry family member who has no idea what’s going on. Most pets resort to running away or hiding when they’re stressed. With the door opening and closing all night, it is important to make sure that your pet is always wearing the proper identification with your current phone number and address or a microchip. That way, if your pet does escape, you can ensure that they will be safe. 

We hope that you have a paw-some and safe Halloween! For more Halloween pet tips and tricks, click here.