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Safety tips for pets on Halloween

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 20:56:05-04

The holidays can be a nervous time for some pets. Local animal service organizations are sharing a few tips on how to keep pets safe.

A main rule of thumb for pet owners to consider is keeping their animals in a secure area, so they don’t escape out of the house through any doors.

Another word of advice for people walking around neighborhoods on Halloween is to take off a mask before approaching an animal since they could become frightened by the look of a costume.

Some more easy tips to follow include not feeding candy to any animal and using caution when lighting candles for jack-o’-lanterns since an animal could become curious and touch the flame.

The reason animal service organizations advise people to take good care of their pets on Halloween is because they want to prevent any sort of harm done to the animal as well as stop the possibility of getting bit by a pet.