Since the fall season is here, we’d thought we’d offer some advice to keep it all treats and no tricks! Below are some tips for pet parents to help keep their furry friends safe on Halloween and for the rest of the season:
- Leaf piles can hide some creepy crawlies, so make sure your pets are kept on flea and tick prevention even when the weather turns cool.
- Cooler temperatures mean that some of our furry friends could use an extra layer to stay warm and toasty. A sweater or jacket can be very helpful; just make sure it’s properly fitted! Items should not impede movement and should not dig into the skin.
- Make sure to keep all candy and decorations out of the reach of your pets! Chocolate and small toys could result in a trip to the emergency vet, which is no treat.
- Not all pets enjoy wearing costumes, so pay close attention to their body language. If they are upset or nervous, consider swapping the costume for just a bandana or a fun collar (complete with tags!) to celebrate.
For many pets, Halloween can be scary! Make sure to offer a quiet place for your pet to relax, such as a bedroom or bathroom, and maybe play some soft music to help cover the noise of any ghouls or goblins.
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