Halloween Safety Tips for our Broken Arrow Pets

Categories: Seasonal Pet health, Vet Tips

broken arrow pets - halloweenHalloween is really a lot of fun for the whole family and friends. But what about for our beloved Broken Arrow pets? Facing reality, yes, it can be a downright nightmare. Thus, there are dangers that our pets face during Halloween. So let’s all follow these safety tips for our pets.

1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for Broken Arrow pets.

All forms of chocolate — especially baking or dark chocolate — can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and seizures. Halloween candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar and subsequent loss of coordination and seizures. And while xylitol toxicity in cats has yet to be established, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

2. Don’t leave pets out in the yard on Halloween.

Surprisingly, vicious pranksters have been known to tease, injure, steal, and even kill pets on Halloween night. Inexcusable? Yes! But preventable nonetheless.

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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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