October 30, 2014

PSA



Tomorrow is the big night and Dory's big Halloween party BUT please keep US safe!!












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Pet costumes at Halloween, Christmas and other holidays are one of the latest fads. Who can resist dressing up a pet in those cute little witch capes or reindeer antlers?

Before you give in to this trend, make sure your pet can move freely and won't stumble over a costume that hangs to the ground. And never tie anything around his neck that can choke him. Let your pet be the judge. If he struggles and is uncomfortable, then maybe it would be best to let him stay dressed as a Corgi rather than a ghost!

Before you give in to those gorgeous, pleading eyes and feed your pet that Halloween candy bar, be aware of the harmful and even deadly consequences of feeding "people" food to any companion animal.

One way to reduce this temptation is to feed your pet before guests arrive, so your pet will be less likely to beg and steal food. Tell your guests of the house rules regarding your pet, such as not feeding him scraps from the table. Also, if your guests smoke, be extra vigilant and keep nicotine and alcohol out of your pet's reach. These can be highly toxic — even deadly!

Chocolate — especially baking chocolate — can actually kill your dog, so keep all such goodies well out of reach. Chocolate can affect the nervous system and cause urinary system and heart muscle damage in your pet.

Animals can get stressed with the hustle and bustle of holiday guests and trick-or-treaters. Therefore, it’s best to simply keep your pets indoors and provide them with a safe, quiet, escape-proof room where they can get away from the energy and excitement. Remember to provide plenty of food and water, and let your pet catch up on some Z’s!

As your holiday visitors come and go, or as trick-or-treaters come to your door, there will be too many opportunities for your pets to slip out unnoticed. Make sure that your pets always wear current identification tags, consider having your pets microchipped if you haven’t already – and watch the door!

Follow these tips, and your pets will have just as much fun as you and your kids this Halloween! Be sure to visit our holiday tips page for more helpful advice to help you and your pets with some of the other upcoming holidays. 


See ya at the party!!!

♥♥♥Mona, Prissy, Shelby Lynn and Angel Weenie

9 comments:

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Pawsome advice column!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Think I'll celebrate Howl-o-weenie as a.....hot dog! :)

Molly The Wally said...

Great advice. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Dory and the Mama said...

What pawesome advice!!! We are only serving Mama approved snacks at our pawty (from Sasha's secret cookbooks!)
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very good PSA
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

Great reminders! Enjoy the party!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

SEE YOU THERE... You will recognize US beclaws we will be the Dachshunds Dressed as TUBE STEAKS... ME with CAT Sup and Ernie with Musty Turd...

Cinnamon said...

Save a dance for me! I might be late but we gots to do the Monster Mash together.
xo Cinnamon

Tweedles -- that's me said...

very good advise!
love
tweedles