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Looking for ways to make sure your halloween is safe? Below are some helpful tips to keep everyone in the family free from danger this Halloween, including your pets.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
See more at: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
See more at: http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips
Keep your cats and dogs safe this Halloween.
- No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy.
- Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.
- Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
- A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire.
- Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!).
- If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe.
- Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on.
- All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours.
- When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside.
- IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification.
See more at: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/halloween-safety-tips
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