Halloween is upon us and we here at the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation wish you a howlin’ good time! Please remember to be safe and keep your pets safe too! See below for some tips to follow this Halloween to keep both you and your four-legged loved ones happy and safe!
- Never leave your 4-legged loved ones outside during Halloween. Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who play pranks that could seriously harm your pet.
- Remember to keep candy out of reach of your pets. Chocolate is extremely dangerous, as are many of the wrappers.
- If your pet is typically skittish give them a nice quiet, safe place in the house so they don’t become frightened.
- If your pet is social and you would like them to be part of the Halloween festivities, it’s best to keep them leashed in the event they become spooked and try to dart out the door.
- Make sure your animals are properly tagged and micro-chipped in the event of escape.
- Don’t dress up pets unless they love it. If you do dress them up make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. Avoid restriction of movement, vision, hearing or the ability to breathe or vocalize. Costumes should not contain small dangling accessories that could be consumed or cause choking.
- Restrict your pet’s access to decorations. Jack o’ lanterns with candles are obvious fire hazards, but cats can also get tangled in streamers. Pets can also become ill from eating holiday decor.