Pet safety tips to avoid fur-raising mishaps

Ned and Nina
Ned and Nina

Halloween is the 2nd most common holiday for lost pets

Make sure your pet wears a collar with up-to-date ID tag information and consider microchipping.

Designate a quiet room where pets can hang out with the door closed during festivities.

Collar and door hanger
Top pet costumes
  1. Lion
  2. Bat
  3. Star Wars Character
  4. Mail delivery person
  5. Cowboy
  1. Shark
  2. Latte
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Hot Dog
  5. Super Hero
Pumpkin

Spooky, but safe

18% of Halloween celebrants dressed up their pets last year. How do you choose a costume that's safe, comfortable, and still devilishly cute?

Avoid costumes that:

  • Constrict movement of limbs
  • Fit tightly around the neck
  • Feature dangling fabric, buttons, strings, and bows
  • Cover the eyes or obstruct vision
Cat mask

When treats become tricky

Fun-size candy pieces can result in some king-size vet bills.

Candy

If your pet gets into the trick-or-treat bag:

Candy
  1. Figure out what kind of candy was eaten and how much
  2. Call your veterinarian as soon as possible
  3. Monitor for symptoms of toxicity
  4. Go to a veterinary hospital if needed

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