5 ways to keep your pets safe this Halloween

Oct 28, 2021, 8:52 AM
Cute puppy with Halloween pumpkin. Photo: Canva

SALT LAKE COUNTY — The Salt Lake County animal shelter warned that Halloween can be a scary time for pets, and especially dogs. They have offered five tips to ensure maximum safety for your pets this year.

Here are 5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe:

  • Stash the Candy! Be sure to keep the candy, especially chocolate and their wrappers out of your pet’s reach. Perhaps a locked cabinet? If they do get into it call your veterinarian or poison control.


  • Choose a Comfy Costume. Don’t force your pup to dress up in something uncomfortable. Never leave them unattended in their costume.


  • Decoration Dangers. Beware of dangling cords, and never leave candles, or fog machines unattended. Some of the decorations may be a choking hazard. And don’t scare your pet with animated décor.


  • Knock-Knock! Keep pets away from the front door and away from the action. Especially if they’re an escape artist or dislike strangers. Put them in a separate room with their favorite toys and treats.


  • Tag Your Trick or Treater. Make sure your pet’s collar and ID tags are secure in case they do slip out of the home. Also make sure their microchip info is up to date.

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