Protecting your pet this Halloween

Keeping your kids safe is a top priority this Halloween, but what about you furry family members?

We know chocolate is a major threat, but Florida’s SPCA warns against treats with sugar and high fat.

They contain dangerous chemicals like xylitol, which can make your pet really sick.

Raisins are also poisonous to dogs.

If you are dressing them up, make sure you don’t cover their eyes or ears and make sure nothing is too tight around their neck.

Also pumpkins can be bad for your pet. Pumpkins have many health benefits for dogs in small doses, a large intake can cause digestive issues. You should keep your pet away from your carved jack-o-lanterns throughout the season, to prevent consumption and from knocking them over as they may have candles inside which could cause fires or burn your pet.

For more information on how to keep your pet safe this Halloween, visit the SPCA Florida page here.

 

Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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