Are you prepared for spooky season?
Autumn involves a possibly spooky and scary day for our pets – Halloween!
Halloween can be a noisy evening, as well as potentially large numbers of people walking the streets in fight-worthy costumes. Here are some tips for this spooky night:
- Walk your dog earlier in the day to avoid meeting people out and about in their Halloween costumes that might scare or cause your dog to be anxious.
- Don’t forget there may be pumpkins or other containers full of goodies on the floor within our pets reach on Halloween night. Remember chocolate is highly toxic to dogs, so make sure that you keep any treats out of their reach at home.
- Try and prevent anxiety in your home – the doorbell may ring more on these Halloween nights, and some pets could find this scary especially when the person is at the door wearing a frightening costume. It may also be a good idea to set up a safe den away from the front door where they can retreat to feel safe, and keep curtains closed.
- Watch out for those pumpkins! Pumpkins may have a lit candle inside, so make sure they are away from your pets reach, and use battery operated candles if you have any at home. Ensure any pumpkins are disposed of before they go rotten as this could make your pet sick if eaten.
- Decorations may also be out for the occasion and some pets may find these interesting, so make sure to keep them out of reach.