Halloween & your pets

I love Halloween but it can be a dangerous time for our pets.

All that candy lying around is a big temptation for dogs. Chocolate is very toxic to dogs & can be deadly. Even other kinds of candy (& their wrappers) can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even stomach or intestinal obstruction. Please be sure to keep your pets in another room when candy is out.

Dogs & cats can get upset with all the children in costumes coming to your door – another reason to keep them in another room. This is a time when dogs & cats will escape from the house or can bite someone. If your pet is likely to escape, make sure it is microchipped.

Lastly – if you have a black cat, please keep it inside. There are some very sick people out there.

Have a Happy Halloween (which includes no emergency visits to you veterinarian).