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Halloween Safety Points
If you dress your pet up in a “doggie costume, supervise him at all
times. Make sure it fits properly and is not in the way of his breathing,
eyesight or hearing If your dog swallows any elastic or decorative items,
it could cause intestinal obstructions or choking.
Chocolate and sweets can be dangerous for your dog. A dog’s digestive
system is not adapted for sweets, and chocolate contains Theobromine,
which can be harmful and sometimes fatal to your dog. Baking
chocolate is especially high in this chemical.
Walk your dog early on Halloween, while it is still light outside. Your dog
my find candy, wrappers and broken eggs on lawns and streets. Make
sure that these “tempting treats” stay out of reach.
Children in costumes can frighten dogs. Make sure pets are in a safe
and secure room when you answer the door to prevent them from
running out, getting hurt and frightening your visitors.
If you want your dog to greet trick-or-treaters, keep him on a leash. Your
dog may be stressed by the noise, activity or simply the interruption of
his normal routine.
Don’t leave your dog unattended outside on Halloween even if he is
behind a fence. Pranksters may target your dog with eggs, and
passersby may be tempted to give your dog harmful treats and candy.
If you are having a Halloween party, consider confining your dog
securely in one area of the house. Leave a radio or TV and lights on for
Be careful about where you place candles and Jack-o-Lanterns. They
can easily be knocked over by your dog’s wagging tail and either burn
your dog or start a fire.