10 Haunting Pet Safety Stats for Halloween

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$400

million spent

on halloween costumes for pets

12%

increase

of emergency vet calls on halloween

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$565

spent

on average for treating a pet for raisin toxicity

90

million

pounds of chocolate is bought for Halloween

$356

cost for treating a pet for chocolate toxicity

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Black Cats

are up for adoption by some shelters during october for their protection

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2nd

most

common

holiday for pets to get lost

LOST

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16.2%

of americans will dress their pets in halloween costumes

$1627

avg. spent

on treating ingestions of costume parts

$203

avg. spent

on upset stomachs for pets each halloween

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Tips to make Halloween Safe for your Pets

Costume Conscious

If you decide to dress your pet up in a Halloween costume, make sure it does not limit their movement or breathing. Also, make sure it is not too loose. The average cost of treating a pet that has eaten their costume every Halloween more than triples the cost of chocolate toxicity.

Guard the Door

No matter how social or friendly your pet may be, a night full of strangers at the door will most likely cause stress or fear for most animals. To combat this, make sure your pets are kept indoors and in a separate room from the front door during peak trick-or-treat hours. Also, be sure your pet is wearing an ID tag in case they run out the door.

Hide the Treats

Chocolate is the most popular candy on Halloween, which can be disastrous for your pet. While any type of chocolate is not good, dark or baked chocolate can be especially dangerous. Even more surprising is the severe danger raisins can cause. On average, pet owners are paying $1,124 on Halloween in stomach related problems with their pets. So make sure to keep that candy bowl out of reach!

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