If you’re like most of us, the past few weeks have been spent stocking up on Halloween candy, snacks, costumes, and decorations… trying desperately to avoid consuming all of those mini chocolate bars before the night of trick-or-treating arrives. Halloween is a fun holiday, to be sure, the gateway to a beautiful autumn season – marking the time the leaves change, the winter clothes come out of boxes, and the school buses line the curbside.
Because Halloween is such a family-oriented holiday, we often look for ways to include the family pet – Rover in particular – in the fun. From pet parades to costume parties, our pets love to celebrate this spooky season with us.
While this inclusion can be exciting for our pups, Halloween also presents one of the biggest risks of pet poisoning than any other time of year. Halloween (and the week leading up to it) marks the busiest time for pet poison control lines. And, in the midst of the festivities, it’s easy to forget to keep an eye on that candy bowl or the opening and closing of the front door.
If you want to include your best fur friend in the Halloween mix, here are some basic pet safety precautions to take to ensure the evening remains fright-free for all. Continue…