Halloween advice for dogs
(KFVS) - CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO People are preparing for Halloween by decorating their homes and soaking up the scary mood.
You might not want to ignore caution with your dogs as you get ready for the spooky occasion, though.
Southeast Missouri Pets wants you to be aware of a few things, like the risks associated with decorations, pet costumes, and stress management.
Jenn Farmer, operations manager at SEMO Pets Shelter, stated that dressing up the animals is definitely enjoyable. But we need to check that no buttons, elastic, or perhaps even those small spiders are left lying around where they could consume them. Both a stomach issue and a choking threat might result from it.
The night of Halloween, when those adorable and spooky trick-or-treaters arrive on your door, is one cause for fear. To prevent fear in those animals, they must feel safe.
It's crucial, Farmer declared. Make sure your dog is contained in a room or on a leash if you're trick-or-treating or handing out candy so it doesn't jump out or get terrified or startled by the other kids.
Candy is a different area you should pay attention to. If swallowed by pets, several candy can be dangerous.
Keep chocolate and sweets out of the reach of your dogs, advised Farmer.
The Humane Society of the United States also offers some Halloween pet safety advice. That is available here.
Just keep in mind that taking basic precautions can help reduce worries this holiday so you can concentrate on having fun with your pet friends and family.