Halloween is right around the corner and as a pet owner there are a few things you need to be aware of in order to keep your pet safe!
Keeping Your Pet Safe During Halloween
Halloween is not that far away and here at Leesville Animal Hospital we take all of our furry (and not so furry) friends health seriously. Halloween can be a stressful and dangerous time for pets of all types so today we want to cover some do’s and don’t’s of Halloween.
– Keep pets safely indoors to prevent them from becoming scared by trick or treaters and unusual noises.
– Owners of black cats should be particularly mindful to keep their cats indoors during Halloween. Unfortunately some groups of people believe that a black cat’s association with Halloween marks them as “fair game” for torture or worse so it is important to keep your black cats safe and sound at home during Halloween.
– While we all love to share treats with our dogs, Halloween candy can be very dangerous for your pet in a number of ways. Not only can the sugar content in candy cause tooth decay (much like it does for our children) but it can also contain other ingredients which are harmful. If you want to share something with your pup we recommend a couple of Halloween themed treats, baby carrots or sliced apples (with the core removed).
– With trick or treaters coming and going regularly it is important to keep your pets away from the front door in order to stop them from escaping. Cats are particularly known for running out of the door once it is opened but during Halloween any pet can become spooked and run through a crack in the front door.
We hope you have a happy Halloween and remember to keep our furry friends safe!