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