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Tips to make Halloween Safe for your Pets
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!