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16 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Halloween

7 Halloween Pet Safety Tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association 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 s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treat...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Last week we provided tips for choosing the appropriate costume for your pet. This week, we’ve got some safety tips to help your pet not only cope with the Holiday, but enjoy the experience as well. There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday - some are well-known (the dangers of chocolate), and some aren’t, (xylitol toxicity). Learn what to b...
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Is a Halloween Costume Right For Your Pet?

  Consider this information when deciding to outfit your favorite pooch or kitty in a Halloween costume this year: A costume should not constrict an animal's movement or hearing. It should not impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Try costumes on a pet before the big event. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him g...
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Safety Tips for Pets Wearing Halloween Costumes

If Halloween means a costume for your pet, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has some safety tips: A costume should not constrict an animal's movement or hearing. It should not impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Try costumes on a pet before the big event. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween Can Be Scary For Dogs and Cats By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday - some are well-known (the dangers of  chocolate), and some aren’t, (xylitol toxicity). Learn what to be aware of to protect your pet and stay safe this year! Things to Watch For on Halloween: Halloween is a fun time for kids and ma...
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