Halloween is just around the corner! Amidst all the fun, sweets, and scares, your pet’s safety is a primary concern. Follow these 5 Halloween safety tips for pets to keep your fur baby out of trouble, so that the night can be filled with endless fun!
1. Keep your pets in a safe space
With all the chaotic bustle of Halloween– the loud noises, the new people, the crazy costumes– your pet is sure to get overwhelmed by the stimuli! The best place to keep your pet Halloween night is a quiet, secluded space, where all the noise won’t stress them out. There’s a lot of stress for pets on Halloween night from the excess noise and strange visuals, so care for your pet by keeping them in a safe space.
2. Stay away from candy
Candy is not safe for your pet to eat! It’s a great treat for you, but not your pet. Keep your candy (or your kid’s candy) in a high, hard-to-reach space where your pet can’t get to it. If you need to keep your pet occupied, give them a pet-exclusive treat or toy to hold their attention.
3. Choose safe Halloween costumes
If you’re planning on dressing up your pet for the holiday, be sure their costume is safe, comfortable, and non-threatening. Be wary of garments that are too tight or constricting to movement or breathing. Also be on the lookout for any attachments that could be choking hazards– or more likely, dangerous snacks.
4. Get IDs up to date BEFORE the holiday
Just in case something happens, even if you’ve taken all necessary safety precautions, it’s best to have your pet fully ID-ed so that it’s easy to find them if they bolt out the door or go missing.
5. Keep decorations out of reach
Halloween decorations can be loads of fun, but they can also be dangerous or toxic to pets! Make sure most of your decorations are in places that your pets can’t reach. Decorations to consider are jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, smoke machines, and anything over-stimulating or visually confusing.
Follow these safety tips, and you and your pet are sure to have a fur-bulous Halloween!