Halloween tips from our rescue to you!

Halloween is fast approaching. It is a fun holiday,but can be a little frightening and stressful time for your pets. As a pet parent, you know your babies best, but here are some points to consider for your pet’s safety.
Continual doorbell ringing and people at the door (in costume, no less!) can be stressful for a pet. Some pets may experience stress-related diarrhea or potentially injure themselves if crated or otherwise contained. Keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on Halloween.
Strangers in costume – some animals may become unexpectedly aggressive or fearful, even normally friendly pets.
Jack O lanterns within a pet’s reach are a fire hazard. Wagging tails and frightened cats zipping through the house can easily tip over a candle or carved pumpkin, causing burns or a fire.
Keep pets indoors on Halloween night, especially black cats. Animals are at risk for cruel treatment by some Halloween pranksters. Many adoption agencies and humane societies will not allow adoption of black cats around Halloween for this reason.
Many pets have a sweet tooth. Please warn children not to share their goodies with the family pet. Candies, gums, mints, baked goods, and chocolate containing the “sugar free” sweetener xylitol are potentially very poisonous. Hope everyone is getting their costumes ready! We can’t wait to see all your fur babies dressed up!

 

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