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October 31, 2011 ·

 

Happy Halloween from "The Sister Team"

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 5 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, the ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet(s) safe.

1)  No tricks, no treats:  That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy.  Chocolate in all forms — especially dark or baking chocolate — can be very dangerous for dogs and cats.  If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.

2)  Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets.  Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know he or she doesn’t mind.  For pets who prefer their “birthday suits”, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

3)  A carved pumpking certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle.  Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire.  Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

4)  When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside; best to lock them in a bedroom or bathroom for safe keeping on Halloween night.

 5) IDs, please!!  Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification.  If for any reason, your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and/or microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she be returned to you.

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN from our house, and pets, to yours!!!

Comments

2 Responses to “Happy Halloween”

  1. Shannon Benson on April 26th, 2012 11:43 am

    Hello. I live at 4458 Highland Pl. I found 3 puppies left in a dirt lot in a cage last Sat. I am fostering them and will make sure they go to good homes when they are old enough, but they need to have shots and be neutered first. I know you guys are involved with spaying and neutering. Would you be able to assist me with the neutering? Anything you can do would be much appreciated!! Thank you!

  2. April Glatzel on May 5th, 2012 10:43 am

    We would love to help get the puppies spayed/neutered so they may find new homes and not contribute to the homeless pet population! Give us a call when the puppies reach four months of age.