Keep Pets Safe On Halloween

Here are 5 tips to ensure your pets will be safe this Halloween.
Oct. 21, 2010 - PRLog -- KALAMAZOO, MI -- Halloween is a fun time for kids of all ages but it can be very stressful and frightening to pets. The Kalamazoo Humane Society offers five tips to ensure animal safety. By implementing these safety tips, this Halloween will be a treat for your pet instead of a threat.

T  -  Trick-or-treaters in costume may spook household pets. Keep animals inside and
       away from the door while greeting Halloween guests. A gate or pen can be used as a
       barrier to prevent pets from darting out the door.

R  -  Refrain from giving candy or other Halloween treats to animalsespecially chocolate
       which can be toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets. Keep the candy bowl out of your pet’s
       reach. Wrappers, foil, lollipop sticks and plastic parts can pose a danger if ingested.
       Instead, give goodies made specifically for your pet like dog biscuits or cat treats.

E  -  Ease stress by keeping animals in a secluded and quiet part of your home. Pets may
       become unnerved by the constant ringing of the doorbell or the onslaught of visitors in
       strange costumes. To help keep them calm, play soft music or use the television as a

A  -  Avoid having candles and Jack-O’-Lanterns within range of your pet. A wagging tail or
       rambunctious playtime could cause a lit pumpkin to become a fire hazard, singe or
       even burn your beloved pet.

T  -  Tags on your pet’s collar to identify them is a must. If your pet escapes and becomes
       lost, an ID tag or microchip increases the likelihood that they will be returned to you.

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The Kalamazoo Humane Society has served Southwest Michigan since 1897 in the areas of animal welfare and protection. KHS is the leader in animal cruelty prevention, humane education, pet population control and animal care services.
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