It’s the spookiest month of the year! Who doesn’t love Halloween? Or should we say… Howlloween?
Let’s welcome the spooky season by doing fun festive activities with our furry friends! Trick or treat can be tricky with a pet around the house. Since chocolate, raisins, and other goods with artificial sweeteners are actually toxic for them! How can we celebrate Halloween with our pets?
As a general rule, pets should not be indulging in any Halloween candy we would give to hoomans. But these are especially what we have to keep away from our pets:
Don’t get discouraged by the list of forbidden goodies! We can still celebrate and enjoy Halloween with our pets. There are so many healthy options left for us to enjoy safely. Keep in mind that these foods should not be seasoned or spiced. Like everything, moderation is key!
Here are some ideas outside of the typical treats you can find in stores:
If you suspect that your pet has gotten into the candy stash, call your veterinarian ASAP. There’s a calculator you can also use to determine how much chocolate will be toxic for your pets you should check out here. If you are not sure how much chocolate your fur baby has gotten into, immediately seek veterinary advice.
Signs of poisoning include:
Keep your beloved pet safe this Halloween season! Remember: you can still enjoy the festivities and this howl-liday together, just be mindful of what your little furry friend consumes and keep an eye out for any possible hazards. If you suspect your pet has ingested substances that can be harmful to their health, immediately contact your veterinarian.
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