It’s something we don’t always think about. How to keep our pets safe on Halloween. We spend a great deal of time on costumes, decorations, goodies, and treats for our kids, we don’t often take time to think about how the holiday can affect our animals.
Halloween can be a stressful time for our furry friends. And although it’s best to keep your pets indoors during Halloween, there are other things to consider. Firecrackers. Pranksters. Kids trick-or-treating, running around screaming wearing scary costumes. Ringing doorbells and strangers coming to the door.
All these things are enough to send our fur babies beneath the bed, shooting their anxiety through the roof, making them terrified. So what can you do about it?
Here are some helpful tips to make your lovable pet comfortable and safe this pumpkin season.
Put your pets in another room.
Put your cat or dog in a bedroom or bathroom, someplace they can lay down and relax. Make sure they are comfortable and make sure there are enough treats, toys, food, and water.
Turn on the radio or television as a distraction from all the commotion going on during the festivities outside. And above all, check on them periodically, providing lots of love and support in case your animal has separation anxiety.
Meet your Trick-Or-Treaters Outside
Grab a lawn chair and a blanket and your bowl of candy, sit outside to meet and greet all the little ones dressed in costumes. This way your doorbell won’t be ringing and you help keep your pets stress level down. This is especially good if you get lots of treaters throughout the night.
Put up a sign you have a dog warning others
Put up a sign warning your candy hoppers you have a dog on duty. Doesn’t matter if the breed is big or small. This will warn people and parents of youngsters that a dog is on the premise and should be treated with respect accordingly.
Keep candy and chocolate away from pets
Keep your candy away from your pets. Candy can make your pet feel sick. If you want to give your pet some goodies or treats then pick treats suitable for your breed of animal and when they behave after a guest shows up you can reward them for good behavior.
Black Cats Warning!!!
BLACK CATS should be kept indoors 2 days before and 2 days after the holiday of ghouls and goblins. Many people are superstitious of black cats, and many teens think it’s fun to use them as firecracker bombers. I’m serious. If you want your pet to remain alive (especially a black cat) keep them indoors as there are nasty people searching for ways to hurt your furry friends.
For more information please visit the SPCA on how to keep your animals safe this Halloween and other great pet information.
What precautions do you take with your animals on Halloween?
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