Halloween’s a fun and tasty holiday for us—but not so much for pets. Here’s a few tips to keep your animal friends safe and serene while we celebrate:
Keep candy and other treats out of paw’s reach! Chocolate and the sweetener xylitol—often found in gum and peanut butter—can be very toxic to dogs and cats. Kids should also be reminded not to feed candy to pets.
Put your dog or cat in a quiet place away from the front door and all those people in strange costumes. This will help prevent them from getting worked up.
If you’re putting your pet in costume, make sure they feel comfortable in it before taking them out. If the costume has bells, noisemakers or strings they can scare your pet or pose a choking hazard.
Keep your pet indoors on Halloween night! This is especially important for black cats, who can be targeted during the holiday. Also, make sure your pets are microchipped or have a collar with current identification in case they get frightened and run off.
Have a happy (and safe) Halloween!
Is your best friend secretly a superhero? Does your kitty cat sometimes wear a suit and tie when they go to work? Or has your doggie always wanted to be a ballerina, dinosaur, pirate or banana? Well, get those cute and fun Halloween outfits ready because we’re having a pet costume contest!
We promise this isn’t just an excuse to see your adorable pets in their adorable outfits. To prove this to you, there will be THREE winners of our contest who will all receive a credit to Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital for any service! We’re giving away $75 to our top winner, $50 to second place and $25 to our third place pet.
To enter your best friend simply head over to our Facebook Page and post a photo of your dressed-up pet in the comments of our Halloween Pet Photo Contest post. Then share the post and our page with your friends and family to get them to “like” and vote for your photo! The top three pets with the most likes will be our winners! Hurry, post your photo now and don’t forget to share the post with your friends and family. Photo submissions and voting ends on November 1st.
We can’t wait to see your pets in their cute outfits. Have fun and just remember, creativity counts!