Halloween is a great day filled with candy, costumes and fun. But while you’re enjoying the day, make sure you think about the four-legged members of your family. Here are a few things to remember:
- Kids love candy. Unfortunately, many dogs and cats do too. Make sure you keep candy dishes in a safe place so your pets don’t help themselves to a treat. Certain types of candy can be dangerous, or even lethal, for pets.
- Do your pets like to make a break for the outside world every time you open the door? If they do, make sure to keep an eye on them (or even put them in another room) when you are answering the door for trick-or-treaters.
- If your dog is protective of the house, try to open the door before someone knocks or rings the bell. Less noise and interruption will help him know your guest is a wanted one.
- Even if your dog or cat enjoys being around people, sometimes they can be nervous or intimidated by big, bulky costumes. It’s often better to keep pets in a calm, quiet place rather than in the thick of the Halloween festivities.
And finally, as with any night, always have the phone number of a 24-hour vet clinic on hand in case of emergency.