If you had no idea what Halloween was ... .. a bunch of masked people come to your door, excited for yummy smelling forbidden sweets, loud creatures ringing your doorbell and what with the strange decorations ????? You would probably Nope right out of Halloween Festivities.
Bad things happen to good pets on Halloween. Pets are often teased, tortured, terrorized and even killed at this time of year. Veterinary clinics also see a big rise in pet accidents and injuries on Halloween. The most common problems are poisoning, ingestion of foreign bodies, trauma from car accidents and bite wounds. It is always fun to see people with their pets dressed up and going door to door with the kids. We all know what to do to keep our children safe during the Halloween festivities but what about your pet? Click the links at the end of the story for more tips to keep your pet safe. The AVMA has listed 7 things to Make Halloween Safer for your pet.
Also remember Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Decorations can kill! Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.