Halloween Pet Safety TipsBy Home Security Source Oct 30, 2009 | 11:05:00 amPosted in: Personal Safety, Pet Safety, Home Security Tips
Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable on Halloween (home safety in Halloween) Some pets may love to parade in their Halloween costumes, but others may feel scared and overwhelmed with large crowds, loud noises and new smells. Pets can also cause accidents and get into Halloween treats that can be toxic. Remember these safety tips to help keep your pets safe on Halloween:
- Never leave lit candles or Jack-o-lanterns where they could be knocked over by pets. Pets could accidentally start a fire or get severely burned by coming too close to candles or hot lights.
- If you are having a party, put your dog or cat in a separate, quite room with enough food and water to keep them comfortable and check on them throughout the night. Even if your pet is a ‘party animal’ and doesn't mind loud noises, music and lots of people, you may want to consider giving them their own place to relax on Halloween.
- Do not leave your pets outside on Halloween. Trick-or-Treaters, lights and cars can overwhelm them. Keep dogs and cats inside, or in an enclosed area safe at home.
- Let your dog gradually get used to costumes. Dogs may regard family members in Halloween costumes as strangers, so before dressing up this year, allow your dog to smell costumes to get used to them. Keep masks off while your dog is around.
Remember these quick and easy pet safety precautions and help make this year a happy Howl-o-ween! And to help protect your pets from home fires all year, order a free pet alert window cling to let first responders know you have pets in your home.
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