Halloween is right around the corner, and while humans need to stay safe, so do pets.
The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus has released some helpful tips on how to keep pets safe and happy this Halloween.
- Keep Halloween candy out of reach: according to the National Pet Poison Helpline, calls to helpline increase by 12%, making it the busiest time of the year. All candy is bad for pets. If you suspect that your pet has eaten Halloween candy, contact your vet immediately.
- Try to keep pets in a quiet and safe place: Having them away from the front door and turning up the TV or radio to block out strange noises and the doorbell can be helpful. Kids in costumes can be scary for pets, they could become aggressive or fearful.
- Not all pets like to dress up: if you want to dress your pet in a costume, make sure they absolutely love it. Never leave your pet unsupervised in a costume.
- If you carve pumpkins, be careful if you use a real candle: pets can easily knock a pumpkin over and cause a fire.
- Prevent door dashing: with doors being opening and closing constantly, make sure you keep an eye on your pet so they don’t get out.
- Make sure your pet has proper identification: if your pet does get out, make sure he or she has a collar, tags and/or a microchip.