Halloween is a fun time to be a pet owner but there are some things you can do to make Halloween safer for your pet.
If your pet is wary of strangers, put him/her in a room that provides a safe place to hide during trick-or-treating. Make sure your pet can be identified (microchip or a collar with ID tag) in case he/she escapes when you are handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters.
Keep candy out of reach of your pets, especially chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum), which can be toxic. If your pet does accidentally ingest chocolate or xylitol, contact a veterinarian or Animal Poison Control right away.
Keep glow sticks and glow jewelry away from pets. If your pet does chew on or ingest a glow stick, the animal poison control can let you know if that brand is toxic.
Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of reach of your pets to prevent accidental burns.
If you plan to put a costume on your pet, make sure is fits well and does not have small parts that your pet can chew off and swallow. Never leave your pet unsupervised while wearing his/her costume.
Animal Poison Control - 1-888-426-4435