Our team of Pet Care Professionals take their job seriously but we also like to have some fun – enjoy the 2 short video’s below of our team members wishing you and your family a very safe and fun Halloween
Pet Safety for Halloween
1. Dressing up your pet for Halloween? Don’t force the issue. Some pets love the attention they get from wearing clothes or costumes. If your pet shows any kind of stress having a costume on, just grab a quick snap shot, take it off and let them go.
2. If your pup enjoys wearing their costume, practice walking in the costume. Give pets time to get acclimated to their costume (and yours) before the big day. Make sure nothing impairs their mobility or vision.
3. Make sure pet tags are up to date. Even the most mild-mannered dog may get spooked by the arrival of ghosts and goblins.
4. Do not use a retractable leash that allows your dog to run ahead of you, pick things off the ground, scare kids or be scared by kids – a short reflective leash is recommended.
5. Keep anxious pets away from action at the front door. Some pets patiently greet kids who arrive in search of treats. If your pet gets stressed or likes to dash out, put them in another room for the short time the door will be open or closed, or better yet, you stay outside with the candy, so the doorbell is not ringing constantly. This is reduce a lot of stress on your pet.
6. Monitor that treat bag. Make sure your pet stays far away from goodie bags and watch for stray pieces of candy that may be on the ground.
7. Don’t leave pets unattended in costumes.
8. Use extra caution around kids. Even if you pet LOVES kids, seeing them running around in strange garb may stress them out and behave in ways you do not normally see.
9. KEEP CATS INDOORS – I cannot stress this enough.
10. Have fun – these simple pre-cautions will ensure everybody has a safe and happy Halloween.