Howl-o-ween Is Coming!

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Halloween is a fun time of year.  There’s pumpkin spice, apple cider, crisp air, and cute kids in costumes.  However, it’s not the most fun for our pets.  Here are a few tips on how to keep them safe this Halloween.

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum). Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case your pet escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters. Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of reach of pets.

If your pet is wary of strangers or has a tendency to bite, put him/her in another room during trick-or-treating hours or provide him/her with a safe hiding place.

If you plan to put a costume on your pet, make sure it fits properly and is comfortable, doesn’t have any pieces that can easily be chewed off, and doesn’t interfere with your pet’s sight, hearing, breathing, opening its mouth, or moving. Take time to get your pet accustomed to the costume before Halloween, and never leave your pet unsupervised while he/she is wearing a costume.  If you are planning on putting your pet in a costume, please send us photos!  There’s nothing better than a cat in a pirate costume or a dog dressed as a hula girl.
Happy Halloween! 
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