Keeping Your Pup-kin Safe This Halloween!

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     I see people dressed up in weird costumes. I see my furfriends dressed up in silly costumes. I smell candy and treats on the counter. You know what that means—right? Yappy Halloween! Halloween means all fun and games, but it could leave potential danger for us animals to deal with! Don’t be pet-rified because I would love to share some spook-tacular tips for everyone to stay safe during the holiday! 

The Crazy Costumes

  1. Make sure your dog loves his costume
        -We don’t want to be stressed
        -We don’t want out breathing restricted
  1. Dogs usually don’t want masks
        -This can also stress us out
  1. Try to limit the chew pieces available
         -We can choke on the small pieces
  1. And stop using hair dye
        -It’s not good for our fur and health

 The Dramatic Decor

  1. Chew pieces should be out of the way
        -Not only on costumes, but also in party decoration
        -And human costumes too, we love to pick random objects up
  1. Cords and wires should be inaccessible
        -They can cause choking and electrical hazards
  1. Use caution around glow sticks
        -Contain toxic liquid to pets
  1. Avoid candlesticks
        -We like to knock things over; be careful of the flames

 The Haunted Host

  1. Constant visitors will stress your dog out
        -We like to be kept in a comfortable, quiet room 
  2. Do not leave your doggo unattended
        -Doors open and close throughout the night
        -If you do, make sure we are micro-chipped and have an identification tag

The Frightening Foods

  1. Avoid keepng food and cocktails in places your dog can reach
        -Example: coffee tables, low counters
  1. Apples
        -They have a core that we can choke on
  1. Candy
        -It contains an ingredient called xylitol
        -This is toxic to us
  1. Chocolate
        -It has an ingredient called theobromine
        -This is also poisonous to us
  1. Cocktails
        -Be mindful of where you place these
        -These are potentially toxic to us

 

     The purpose of this article isn’t to scare you from having a great time; it is to help you have a safe, enjoyable, and stress-free Halloween. Make your doggo fun pumpkin treats (recipe below) to reward him for good behavior. Happy Halloween to the humans, and Yappy Halloween to all of my furfriends!

     If you are concerned that your dog has ingested any of your Halloween candy, please call your vet!

Quick & Easy Recipe:
-1/2 can of plain pumpkin puree
NOT pumpkin pie mix, which contains sugar and spice
-2 tbsp of no salt, all peanut- peanut butter
-2 tbsp water
-Mix it all together
-Pour into ice tray
-Freeze and serve!

Yappy Halloween my friends!

-Karma the Pom