Halloween Pet Safety Tips from TLC Pet Food

From the TLC Pet food’s Newsletter:
Halloween is just around the corner and TLC wants you and your furriest goblins to take part, have fun and be safe. Check out our most important “Halloween Pet Safety Tips”:
1. Choose A Pet Appropriate Costume
It’s always fun to bring our pets in on the Halloween fun and we can’t think of anything cuter! It’s important to find costumes that are flame retardant, avoids choking hazards, can be easily seen in the dark and are designed for a comfortable fit. Give your pet some time to get used to the costume and if they’re expressing discomfort or seem stressed, you may need to settle for a quick picture instead.

2. Decorate with Safety In Mind

It’s always fun to bring our pets in on the Halloween fun and we can’t think of anything cuter! It’s important to find costumes that are flame retardant, avoids choking hazards, can be easily seen in the dark and are designed for a comfortable fit. Give your pet some time to get used to the costume and if they’re expressing discomfort or seem stressed, you may need to settle for a quick picture instead.

3. Store Candy Out of Your Pet’s Reach
You’re probably aware that chocolate is toxic to your pet but did you know there are other goodies that pose potential health hazards? Err on the side of caution this Halloween and keep treats somewhere your pet can’t reach them. Remember to have your kids properly dispose of wrappers as well to help prevent your pet from choking.

4. Keep Pets Away from Jack-O’-Lanterns
The spooky glow of a lit Jack-O-Lantern is enough to grab anyone’s attention, including a curious pet. While we humans know enough to enjoy from a safe distance, our pets are more likely to want to take a closer look, which could lead to accidental burns or a knocked over candle and fire hazard.

5.  Help Your Pet Stay Calm
It’s not every day your doorbell rings several times in one night and for pets that like to “greet” your visitors, this can be stressful, both for them and the trick-or-treaters. Consider keeping your pet somewhere in the house where they won’t be overwhelmed. Reassure your pet as you go to greet the boys and ghouls and comfort them if needed.

6. Keep Kitty Inside

With so much going on and drivers minding the roadways for trick-or-treaters, it’s best to keep your cat indoors on Halloween night. Mind the door as you open and close it to hand out your goodies and give your kitty some extra attention to keep them settled.

7. Don’t Forget Your Pet’s I.D. Tag

If you’re taking them out to join the fun or keeping them home, make sure your pet is wearing their I.D. tag on Halloween night. With so much going on, a sudden fright could startle your pet and cause them to take off. An I.D. tag or GPS tracker ensures you can find them ASAP amidst the chaos.

8. Use A Reflective Leash or Collar
Our pets are low to the ground and on a busy Halloween night, drivers may be distracted looking out for young children. Use a reflective collar, leash or tape on their costume to help make them stand out and always keep them leashed when roaming

9. Don’t Forget Pet-Friendly Treats

Why not let your pets partake in the tasty side of Halloween and reward their good behavior with a little catnip for kitties and TLC Whole Life Dog Biscuits for your pup and keep some extra at the door for the furrier trick-or-treaters!


Oct 28, 2017 | Category: Animals, Blog, Community | Comments: none

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