How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

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How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

Pets need to be watched out for on holidays

 

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

 How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips makes all the festivities even more fun. 

Halloween can be a fun time to show off our pets, but there are ways to keep them safe, and steps to take.

My daughter-in-law Ashley has great tips to share with you so they are protected and you can enjoy being with them.




How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

My daughter-in-law Ashley is back after popular demand!  She kindly made us a list of tips to help our pets be safe during the upcoming holiday. We all learn so much from her advice and here is her list:

  • Make sure your pet has a current identification on at all times.
  • There is a high risk that your pet can be frightened and confused, causing it to run off.
    How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

    How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

  • Give your pet a safe and quiet place to go if they need to.
  • Strangers in costumes and the constant ringing of the doorbell can be stressful to a pet.
  • Keep animals indoors as much as possible so they do not become targets of pranksters who may tease or seriously harm your pet.
  • Black cats tend to fall victim much too often during October.
  • Keep candy and decorations away from your pet.


 

  • Chocolate can be toxic to animals, as well as many sugar-free candies and gum. *Reportedly anything containing xylitol can be deadly to pets. Watch for this ingredient and check with your veterinarian.
  • If you suspect your pet has eaten xylitol, or any other harmful substance, call your veterinarian immediately.
  • Candy wrappers and party decorations can be hazardous if swallowed. Keep picked up and away from pets. 
    How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

    How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

    If you choose to dress your pet in a costume, there are a few guidelines to follow for their protection and safety:

1. Be sure the costume fits well. It should not restrict movement, visibility, breathing or ability to bark or meow.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

2. If your pet seems uncomfortable, anxious, stressed, over-heated or acting in an unusual way, take the costume off. Not all animals enjoy the costumes or clothing.   3. Carefully check the costume for any loose, dangling pieces or other items that could be chewed off or swallowed.

If you have any pet safety tips you’d like me to add, please email me and I would love to include them!

ENJOY the season and keep your pet safe!

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

How To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween with these tips

Click HERE for Ashley’s Summer pet Safety tips and helps. 

Thank you so much Ashley for such terrific advice for our pets at A Mother’s Shadow.

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

*Check with your veterinarian about these ideas and any other questions you may have; as this is not to take the place of a trained professional and are all simply opinions.




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7 replies
  1. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,

    You know I have 3 dogs. I needed this reminder to help keep my babies safe. This is a hard job with Cocoa my black lab. She gets into everything.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane

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  2. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,

    The older my dogs get the more I dread holidays. My oldest two dogs, age 17 and 13, shiver even when the door bell rings.

    Thanks for sharing this much needed post.
    Many Blessings,
    Diane

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    • Carrie Groneman
      Carrie Groneman says:

      Oh, that would be a real concern Diane, I am sure it is much more difficult on older pets. Thank you for bringing that up. In fact, what a great idea to put out a little sign not to ring the bell, but to knock if it would be kinder to your sweet doggies.

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