1. Pets Should Not Take Trick-or-treat Candies
Although all kind of chocolates are dangerous for pets but dark chocolate can do much harm. In fact, they can even cause death regardless other medical issues including diarrhea, vomiting, heart issues and seizure. Halloween candies contain a special ingredients named xylitol that can be poisonous for dogs and can cause sudden decrease in sugar level. However, cats may not be that affected but still it should be avoided strictly as it is always better to be on a safe side. Pet animals always grab a special place in owner’s heart and they can’t afford to lose them in any part of life. This is why they should be extra careful of special occasions like Halloween.
2. Don’t Leave Your Pets Alone Outside On Halloween
Animals are very sensitive to change they see in the environment around them, especially indoor pets. Halloween is an event that can freak them out because they will see people disguised in strange look. It can also panic them when they can’t find their owner around. So, it is recommended not to leave pets alone as pets find protected around owner. In addition to this, vicious pranksters can also tease, steal, injure and even kill poor animals on Halloween night. Surprised? Don’t be! It’s commonly practiced so, be aware and don’t let your pets stay in backyard or garden alone, away from you.
3. Keep Them Away From Doors
Strangers knocking at your door, screaming and shouting for treats with unusual dressing, probably scary costumes can frighten your indoor animals. Especially when you always kept them confined and when they are not so social. Dogs are more affected in such situations and this can also cause depression and anxiety in them. Furthermore, keeping your cats and dogs on a side, preferably in a room will decrease the risk of haunting them. There are more chances that your pet can get scared and run away to escape for the situation. In this case, you may lose your beloved animal, be careful!
4. Owners Of Black Cats Should Be Extra Careful
It is safe to keep your outdoor cats inside for several days before and after Halloween. When it comes to black cats, they are more at risk because people love to pranks on them and other cruelty-related incidents can also occur. Because of this reason, many shelters avoid to adopt any black cats during the month of October. It is due to safety precaution. Apart from black cats, other domestic cats should also be taken care on any such occasion. If they usually go out of the house, keep them in home before and after Halloween. Same precautions should be followed for dogs.
5. Keep Halloween Plants Out Of Reach
Just like chocolates, Halloween plants can also be dangerous for your animal. Although they are relatively nontoxic, but such plants can induce gastrointestinal upset if it is taken in large quantity. Furthermore, intestinal blockage can also occur if pets swallow large pieces. No one wants to see their beloved pets suffer. I’m sure you also agree with it. Halloween is surely one of the most awaited events but owners should not forget their pets. In fact, they need you more at such occasion. So, be extra cautious and don’t let them go near plants they can cause any medical issue. It is also better to be safe than sorry.
6. Keep Pets Away From Lit Pumpkins
Burning pumpkins can be seen everywhere at Halloween night. But do you know it can be harmful for your pets? Yes, it is. Do you know how? Well, just like chocolates and plants burning pumpkins should also be kept out of your pet’s reach. There are many chances that anything can catch fire if pumpkins are mishandled. Especially, you have to be careful if you have pets. Because of the fact that you can’t instruct your pets to stay away because they have their own instructions list that they follow. Moreover, animals are curious to know about each and every new thing they see. So, it can be very dangerous for them.
7. Keep Wires And Electronic Appliances Out Of Reach
As mentioned above, pets are always anxious to gather information about everything they see around them. This is why, they can also risk their lives sometimes. Wires, electronic appliances, cords, ports every such thing can be dangerous for them. Wires and cords can be fetal sometimes, if touched. Furthermore, your pets can chew cords and die because of electric shock. Same thing goes for electronic goods, plugs and ports. Not just on Halloween but these precautions should be considered in daily life routine as well. You may find many cases on internet where pets die because of carelessness of their owner. Don’t be one of them, take care.
8. Don’t Force Your Pets To Wear Costumes
Certainty, pets look more adorable when they wear costumes. If the occasion is Halloween, it looks more attractive. However, some animals are not used to it and can be a reason to upset them. Be sure that your pets are comfortable with the dresses they are going to wear on Halloween. Some owners try to force things on pets which can lead to depression in animals. Without any doubt, animals are extra sensitive about each and everything. So, don’t make them aggressive or angry but imposing things on them. If they are not comfortable with something, simply leave it. Let them have fun!
9. Try Dresses Before Halloween Party
Planning to go to a Halloween party? Bought a dress for your pet as well and really excited to see him in it? What if just before the party you find out that your pet dress doesn’t fit him? Oops! That can be a big problem. It can spoil your mood and ultimately the whole night. Even worst if your pet is also excited to wear it. This is why, you should check carefully before Halloween party if that dress fit him. By doing this, you can exchange it in case of any size issue or other problem until you are satisfied with it.
10. Proper Check On Guest List
If you are planning to throw a party at your place and own a pet as well then you have big responsibilities to handle. More often, owner lose their pets at such occasions. It is better to keep an eye on your pets all the time. Furthermore, have a list of all the guest members name and references. This will help you to track each of them in case of any inconvenience. Moreover, don’t let any stranger inside your house for security reasons. It is quite difficult to find a pet once it is lost. So, be cautious if you really care for your pet.