Halloween could be a fun and festive time for families, especially kids. However, it could be a total nightmare for our pets. Relinquish the dangers and stress this year by following these simple tips:
All types of chocolate, especially dark or baking chocolate, could be lethal for cats and dogs. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include seizures, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, diarrhea, and vomiting. Also, a Halloween candy that has xylitol (an artificial sweetener) could be poisonous to your dog. Even tiny amounts of it could cause seizures, successive loss of coordination and unexpected drop in blood sugar. Though xylitol poisoning in cats has to be confirmed yet, it is better to be safe than to be sorry later.
Nasty pranksters have been recognized to steal, injure, tease, or even kill pets during Halloween. According to a research, black cats have more risk of becoming a victim to a prankster. The truth is that a lot of shelters do not adopt out black cats during the season just for the safety of the cats. So, if you have one, make sure that you safely keep them inside your home.
On Halloween, indoors is really better than outdoors. However, the door would still be opening and closing constantly, there will strangers dressed in scary costumes in your doorstep. Of course, your pet will also get scared. This could result in sudden aggression and escape attempts.
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