October 23, 2023 | News

Keeping safe this Halloween

Keeping safe this Halloween

Halloween can be fun children and families. But for pets it can be a nightmare. Keep your animals safe this year by following these tips:

Trick-or-treat sweets are not for pets – All forms of chocolate can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Keep all the trick-or-treat goodies well away from your pets.

Keep pets confined and away from the door – Indoors is certainly better than outdoors on Halloween, but your door will be constantly opening and closing, and strangers will be on your doorstep dressed in unusual costumes. This extra noise and activity can be scary for our furry friends. Keep your dog or cat in a secure crate or room away from the front door to reduce stress.

Keep Halloween pumpkins out of reach – If you are using candles to light your jack-o-lanterns or other Halloween decorations, make sure to place them well out of reach of your pets. Should they get too close, they run the risk of burning themselves or causing a fire. And remember ingesting uncooked, old, or potentially mouldy Halloween pumpkins can cause serious tummy problems for animals.