8 Dog Safety Tips To Avoid a Big Scare
October 22, 2021
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From scaring to sharing, Halloween can be a festive fun time for everyone in the family including our fur buddies. Here are 8 safety tips to keep your PUP safe!
- Keep the trick or treat candies out of paws reach. You might know that all chocolate can be dangerous or even lethal for dogs, but even in small amounts the artificial sweetener xylitol can be especially poisonous. In fact, it can cause liver failure in dogs even if they don’t develop any symptoms.
- Don’t leave pets alone in the yard. There are evil people in this world and there are still reports of the worst types of pranks. If you need to leave your pup home alone be sure to leave them secured in doors.
- High visibility is the number one key to safety at night for all pets. Whether out for a walk or welcoming trick or treaters, dog lovers trust SafetyPUP XD Reflective Dog Vests to keep their PUP safe.
- Glow sticks and necklaces are popular on Halloween, but they contain chemicals that can be agitating to your dog if ingested. If your PUP gets a hold of one remove and dispose of it then give your PUP a tasty treat and some water to put them at ease.
- While pumpkin and corn are generally safe, they can sit around for weeks leading up to Halloween. When mold occurs the mycotoxins can cause neurological issues in dogs. If your pumpkins are lit then there can be a fire danger, as well.
- Battery powered candles do not present a fire hazard they can be just as dangerous to your dog. Shards of plastic or glass can cause lacerations in a dogs mouth when chewing or cause major issues in their gastrointestinal tract, if swallowed. When chewed open batteries can cause chemical burns or even blockage, when ingested.
- With all the kids passing around their favorite candies your dogs will be very interested in all the commotion. Whether around the house or outdoors keep a treat bag at the ready stocked with your PUPs favorite treats. Your dog will be paying more attention to you than anyone else and eager to heed your commands for their tasty treats.
Should your dog escape and become lost then having proper identification increases their chances of being returned. There are still many good samaritans who will check a dogs ID tag on their collar and return the wayward PUP to their family. Should the collar or tag fall off then all hope lies with your PUPs microchip. Make sure the information on file is up to date. Use this as an early reminder to make sure your PUPs microchip info is up to date before the holiday season and the new year.
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