Halloween is almost here! Halloween can be celebrated by all members of your family, including your pets. However, please remember:
- Keep your eyes on the treat bowl. Be sure to prevent your pet’s ability to gain access to the trick/treat candy or candy bowl. Chocolates, candy with wrappers, candy corn and sugar free gum (with Xylitol) can be dangerous for your pet to eat.
- Watch your pet carefully. Some pets may be threatened when trick or treaters come to the door or ring the doorbell. Some pets may be calmer in a different room, away from the activity at the front door.
- Keep your pets away from the front door. Pets can bolt if scared or you may not notice your cat has slipped out the open door.
- Choose Safe Pet Costumes:
- Chose a costume that accommodates leases and/or harnesses
- Be sure your pet is wearing their identification tag when in costume, even if they are microchipped.
- Costumes should allow your pet to move freely but not be too big or topo loose (would be a tripping hazard).
- Stay away from flammable materials when choosing your pet’s costume
- Make sure all masks, wigs or hats fit well and be sure they do not block your pet’s field of vision in any direction
- Avoid choking hazards on your pet’s costume such as dangly decorations, buttons, elaborate trims
- Make sure your pet’s costume Can Be Seen in the dark
All of us at Lake Worth Animal Hospital hope you and your family have a safe Halloween!