Halloween Safety for Your Pets
Keep the following precautions in mind when preparing for the frightfully fun festivities and help ensure that everyone in your family—including your pet—has a safe Halloween.
The following tips can help get you and your animal friends through Halloween:
- Cats, especially black cats, can become victims of malicious pranks on Halloween. Even if children mean the cat no harm, they might scream if they see a black cat on this night, terrifying the animal. Keep your cat inside.
- Keep all your pets at home in a safe, familiar place – this is not a night for them to be out roaming. Keep your pet in a quiet place, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. You may know that the miniature monsters and goblins who come knocking on Halloween aren’t real, but pets don’t. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and could become frightened or agitated by the unaccustomed sights and sounds of costumed visitors. In addition, frequently opened doors provide a perfect opportunity for escape, which can go unnoticed during all the commotion. Be sure all pets are wearing collars and ID tags in case of an accidental getaway…..