TUE, 11 OCT 2016 BY LINDA ROSADO
Whether you celebrate Halloween by dressing up, trick-or-treating, or binge watching horror movies, we all want to make sure that our furry family member stays safe. During the week of Halloween, the Pet Poison Helpline® experiences a 12% spike in incoming calls, making it the busiest time of the year for them. Here at DOGIPOT®, we understand that pet safety is important to pet parents everywhere so we have put together a list of three things, to help keep your pet safe this Halloween.
KEEP THE CANDY FOR THE CHILDREN
While sweet treats are arguably the best part of Halloween for humans, they can actually be toxic for dogs. Be sure to keep the candy bowl in a place where your pup can’t reach it, especially if any of the candy contains xylitol, often found in sugar-free candies and gum, and chocolate, as these can be toxic for dogs. To prevent your furry friend’s temptations, make sure that the candy bowl is out of paws’ reach. Since your pup is a part of the family, you’ll want to include them in all the spook-tacular festivities so you can cure their sweet canine tooth with some homemade treats placed in their own DOGIPOT® Adjustable Diner.
AVOID FRONT-DOOR FIASCOS
Excessive noise and new faces on Halloween can create a spooky environment for your pet. The last thing you want is for your dog to run out the front door, or accidentally jump on a trick-or-treater. If you’re anticipating a large number of trick-or-treaters you might want to consider this: walking your dog around your local dog park to help tire your dog out by the time it’s trick-or-treat hour, or help your pup deal with the anxiety that comes along with Halloween by accommodating your furry friend with a home away from home in their own DOGIPOT® Two in One Table Crate. This roomy, durable dog accessory will provide comfort to your beloved pup in an otherwise spooky and stressful holiday.
LOOK – DON’T TOUCH.
While spooky hand carved pumpkins are a fun staple of Halloween décor, there is a real danger in leaving them in paws’, or tails’, reach. Additionally, if your pup is prone to chewing, make sure any hanging decorations are not placed within reach and consider using battery-operated candles in your Jack-o-lanterns and all other Halloween decor instead of having lit flames.
By following these tips, you can find peace of mind that the spookiest time of year isn’t spooky at all with your best-four-legged friend safe by your side. DOGIPOT® hopes you have a safe and happy Halloween, and encourage you to please clean up after your pup using DOGIPOT® SMART Litter Pick Up Bags, so that everyone else’s Halloween will be fun and clean, too.