Tips For Keeping Halloween Safe For Pets #2

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gresham Animal Hospital Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year filled with treats decorations and costumes! For your pet, it can be rather dangerous with all that extra candy lying around and extra people coming to your door. Here are some safety tips for your pets for this time of year.

3: Be careful with costume accessories.

If anyone in the house is dressing up and uses make-up, hair spray, wigs or glue, it is imperative that these items are put away because they can be toxic if eaten.

4: Make sure your pet has proper identification.

Proper identification can include a microchip and collar with tags that include the pet’s name and your phone number. It is also a good idea to include your veterinarian’s phone number because many times we can identify your pet as well. Whether you are taking your pet trick-or-treating with the kids or you are just handing out candy, identification is essential because pets can slip their collars when out with you or sneak out the door when you are paying attention to the trick-or-treaters. Make sure the collar is properly fit and tightened down so you can just comfortably fit two fingers under it. If a collar is any bigger, pets can slip it over their heads and run away, injure a person or, even worse, get hit by a vehicle. It is always better to be overly safe than sorry.

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.

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