Halloween with your pet: some tips for an howling halloween | Dogalize
Halloween for many is a festive and funny time for kids and families. But for pets this days, it can be a nightmare.
We leave here some tips to spend an happy Halloween day with your pet:
1. The candies are not for pets.
All sweet products can be dangerous, even deadly, for dogs and cats. The worst are chocolate and products with xylitol. Symptoms of poisoning by these sweet may include vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate and convulsions. In cats xylitol toxicity has not yet been established, but prevention is better than cure.
2. Do not leave pets in the yard on Halloween.
Surprisingly, it is known that there are many hooligans who tease, injure, steal and even kill pets on Halloween night.
3. Keep the pets confined and away from the door.
Not only can your door constantly opening and closing on Halloween, but strangers who call will be dressed in unusual costumes and shouting loudly for their sweets. This, of course, is frightening for our furry friends. Putting your dog or cat in a secure room away from the front door, also prevent them from escaping outside at night.
4. Keep your cats inside their home several days before and several days after Halloween.
Black cats are especially at risk of pranks or other cruelty-related incidents.
5. Keep Halloween plants such as pumpkins and corn out of the reach of your pet.
Although relatively non-toxic, such plants can induce gastrointestinal disorders to your pets if ingested in large amounts, causing even intestinal obstruction if large pieces are ingested.