Happy Halloween! Last year Americans spent $440 million on dog and cat costumes - yikes!
Halloween is a fun, tradition filled holiday. However, there are a variety of things that can go wrong and turn dangerous on this day.
Here are 3 tips I found useful to prevent pet disasters!
1) Candy - keep it away from pets! Especially candy with chocolate or xylitol. Chocolate contains theobromine that can make a dog's heart race, resulting in illness or death
Xylitol can cause a life-threatening drop in your dog's blood sugar. It is found in gum and mints
2) Bolters - the door will be opening/closing a lot, and if your cat or dog is an escape artist
consider putting them in their kennel - or - sitting outside (keep pets inside) to hand out candy
3) Costumes - don't put masks on your pets face or drape fabric over their head - they get scared when
they can't see what's around them.
Also, don't cover their privates! They may need to 'go' and the costume will be short lived
Have a Happy Halloween!
xoxo Lady Katherine