Halloween is upon us, please make sure your pet doesn’t become a Halloween statistic! Here are some tips (borrowed from http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/halloween-safety.html):
KC Theisen, director of pet care issues for The Humane Society of the United States, warns that “the things that make Halloween a treat for people—noises, smells, trick-or-treaters at the door and people in costumes—can overwhelm many pets.” And some elements of Halloween can be dangerous.
Theisen’s advice to pet owners is simple: “While you’re enjoying the fun, make sure your pets have a safe haven in a room where they can feel safe, comfortable and relaxed—and that they are tucked away from any hazards.”
Read on for more tips on taking the terror out of your pet’s Halloween.
The top Halloween hazards for pets are escaping and being poisoned. Both animal shelters and veterinarians see a spike in their business during the Halloween season.
Give your pets a haven where they can feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed—tucked away from any Halloween hazards.
An estimated half of pet owners dress their pets in costumes for Halloween. Pumpkins and ladybugs are the perennial favorites.