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Does your pet like dressing up in costumes? Some just prefer their birthday suits!

The costume should be fit properly so it does not constrict movement of your pet or hinder his ability to breathe, hear, bark or meow. Make sure there are no hanging parts that can get caught or cause injury to your pet. If any part of the costume is causing your pet to stress, such as a lion’s mane or cape, just remove it … your pet will still be adorable and love you for knowing their discomfort and removing it.

Some things to keep in mind:

*Keep candy away from your pets. Be especially aware of chocolate and sugar free candies containing xylitol, which is toxic to our pets.

*Don’t forget to have your pet’s identification worn under the costume just in case they get away during the festivities. Some strange costumes and noises can spook some pets.

*If your indoor pet seems stressed by the trick-or-treaters, try to keep them calm by moving them to a different room.

*If you have a black cat, make sure to keep them inside until after Halloween! We don’t want anything bad to happen to them by bad people!

*Finally, if you suspect your pet may have ingested something toxic, call your veterinarian right away or here are a couple of pet poison centers:

 *Pet Poison Helpline

800-213-6680

($49 per incident fee)
*ASPCA Animal Poison Control

888-426-4435

($65 consultation fee)

 


Happy Halloween!!



Disclaimer: This article is for informational only. It does not replace a consultation with a veterinarian and may not be used to diagnose or treat any conditions in your dog or cat.



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