Happy Halloween! (And a few safety tips for you and your pets)

 

It’s Officer Deli and Clark Kent…err…Superman reporting for duty to make sure everyone has a safe and #HappyHalloween 🎃😎🐾

 

Here are a few tips they would like to share:

 

PLEASE KEEP ALL CANDY OUT OF REACH OF PETS!!

 

  • Chocolate can be toxic, even fatal to pets if enough is ingested
  • Some artificial sweeteners (Xylitol) found in sugar free gum and sugar free candy and even some peanut butter can be extremely toxic to pets
  • Regular candy and wrappers can cause severe stomach upset and in some cases cause pancreatitis – a painful, even life threatening inflammation of the pancreas

 

If you think your pet has eaten something potentially harmful, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

SOME PETS MIGHT FIND HALLOWEEN STRESSFULL OR FRIGHTENING!

 

  • Multiple, loud strangers coming to the door in costume
  • Decorations and toys that move or make scary noises
  • Loud music and or flashing lights
  • Excited children and adults (even family members) in costumes making strange noises and being more boisterous than usual
  • Please give your pet the option of a quiet, secure place away from the commotion. Be aware some pets may ‘bolt’ if near the door!
  • If you take your pet “Trick or Treating”, for everyone’s safety, please keep them on a leash and make sure they are visible with a reflective collar, leash, vest or lights.

 

DOES YOUR PET LIKE TO DRESS UP?

 

  • Some pets seem to enjoy the extra attention they receive when dressed in costume – but others can be quite stressed by the experience.
  • If your pet is less enthusiastic about wearing a costume, a colourful bandana may be a good compromise or you may want to skip dressing them up all together.
  • If your pet enjoys hamming it up (or at least is a good sport about it) Send us a picture – we would love to share

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM HUDSON AND DELILAH AND THE REST OF THE TEAM AT SAULT STE. MARIE ANIMAL CLINIC

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