Halloween Tips

With Halloween quickly approaching, there are several things to keep in mind for the safety of our furry family members.

  1. On Halloween, keep pets inside. With an increase in traffic around most neighbourhoods, and many people wearing costumes that can be scary to a pet, it is safest to keep your pet inside with you on Halloween.
  2. If your cat or dog is an escape artist, make sure they are safely secured in another room when opening the door to greet trick or treaters.
  3. If your pet is going to don a costume, make sure it doesn’t obstruct their vision or ability to move. Also, make sure costumes fit properly and aren’t uncomfortable (too warm or tight).
  4. Candy is a treat for us and a trick for our pets! Make sure candy is stored up out of your pet’s reach to avoid toxicities and obstructions caused by wrappers and packaging.
  5. Consider placing a collar with an ID tag on your pet if they will be greeting trick or treaters with you.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 902.434.0700.

Written by: Jenna Marsh, RVT

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