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Halloween – tips for pet owners

By October 28, 2019 Greenbay Vet News

This Thursday is Halloween, and many people will be out trick or treating or having parties.

Take a moment to make sure you keep your pet safe and happy this Halloween.

  1. Chocolate and sweets – make sure these are kept out of reach of pets. Chocolate is toxic to pets and they can also be affected by a substance called xylitol, an artificial sweetener. If you are worried your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t, give us a call on 01803 606059 for advice.
  2. Visitors trick or treating – some dogs and cats will not be happy about lots of visitors, especially if they are in fancy dress. Make sure they have a safe place inside to hide.
  3. Pumpkins – make sure your greedy dog (we are thinking Labradors here!) doesn’t snaffle raw/mouldy pumpkins that are left out. Make sure pets are also kept away from burning candles.
  4. Costumes – think about whether your pet will actually be happy wearing a costume. Make sure any costume does not restrict movement, hearing, eyesight or breathing and always supervise.

For tips about the upcoming fireworks night, check out this article.

 

Image courtesy of darf_nicht_mehr_hochladen from Pixabay.

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