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Broken Arrow Veterinary Clinic – Top 10 Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

Categories: Seasonal Pet health, Vet Tips

It’s that time of year again.  Here are some great safety tips from the ASPCA on how to keep Halloween for your pets more of a treat and less of a trick. We wish you and your pets a safe night from the doctors and staff at Village Vet Animal Clinic in Broken Arrow.

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

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Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year!  The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.

Read the rest of the safety tips at aspca.org

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Kreg Atterberry is a writer of veterinary articles and the owner of Veterinary Marketing Done For You, a veterinary marketing company helping veterinary clinics and animal hospitals get found and dominate their local online searches.

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