Halloween is a fun and exciting time, but it can be a challenging event for Pets. As a Pet Parent, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure that your furry friend is safe and comfortable during the holiday. Here are some Halloween safety tips to help keep your Pet happy and healthy.
Be Careful with Pet Costumes
While it’s tempting to dress your Hannah Pet up for Halloween, it’s important to be cautious. Some costumes can cause choking hazards, while others may make your Pet uncomfortable. Always supervise your Pet when they’re in a costume, and make sure to remove it if they seem unhappy. Get your cute pictures, just don’t cause any lasting trauma!
Keep Candy Away from Your Pets
Chocolate, gum, and the sweetener xylitol — among other things you might run into during the holiday — can be toxic to Pets. Make sure your kids don’t share their candy with your Pets, and keep all treats out of reach. If your Pet does ingest something they shouldn’t, contact Hannah immediately. Let’s keep the tummy aches for the kids!
Give Your Pet a Safe Space
Halloween can be overwhelming for Pets, with all the activity, strangers in strange costumes, and decorations. Provide them with a safe space where they can relax and feel secure, such as a closed bedroom or large bathroom during holiday festivities and trick-or-treating. Keep decorations that could scare them or make them nervous out of their area. Pets don’t have context for animatronic witches that cackle at you when you get too close!
Be Aware of Outside Dangers
Make sure your Pet’s shots and information are up to date in case they get away. Keep your pet on a leash or in a secure area, and supervise them at all times. Halloween night can be chaotic, so set them up for success ahead of time by making sure any unexpected accidents or escape attempts are as stress-free as possible.
DIY Halloween Fun for Your Pet
With a cardboard box and some creativity, you can create a haunted house for your furry friend. You don’t need to adopt the full Halloween aesthetic; a few unfamiliar boxes stacked or lined up can be just as thrilling as a human-sized walk-through haunt. Another idea: including treats and small toys hidden inside these boxes can simulate a fun “trick-or-treat” event!
Might we even suggest a Halloween agility course? Follow our instructions in creating the course, or even an obstacle or two, and add your own haunted decor!
By following these Halloween safety tips, you can help ensure that your Pet has a happy and healthy holiday. With a little extra care and attention, your Pet can enjoy the festivities just as much as you do.
For a few fun Pet-friendly Fall activities that don’t involve ghosts and goblin, please click here.