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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Miss Molly the pooch here and I wanted to talk to y’all about some Halloween safety tips for pets.

Halloween is that spooky holiday when a bunch of scary ghosts and ghouls come to the door trick-or-treating. We give them candy and they go away.

Say what?!?! I don’t know if I should be excited or scared. But, I guess it’s coming anyway.

It all seems kinda scary and fun at the same time, don’t it?!

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

I know what happens here when the doorbell rings and if it is going to ring that much, it is gonna be a really wild time!

For some furbabies that don’t know what is happening, they might get excited and scared.

My lady says a lot of furbabies get lost from darting out the door and poisoned from eating stuff we shouldn’t on Halloween.

I don’t want myself or any of my friends to get hurt or lost, so I’ve been studying up on some things that will help keep your pets safe this Halloween.

Here are a few Halloween Safety Tips for Pets that I found:

1. Bring your pets inside!

On Halloween, there is a lot of commotion and noise outside.

The best thing is to make sure you bring your pets into the house!

Your pets may decide to up and run from it all!

Besides all the noise and scary going on that will be out there, there are some mean people out there that might actually try to hurt them!

2. Make sure your pet has identification

Whether outside or inside, make sure your pets are wearing some kind of pet identification.

This can be a collar or tags and even a microchip.

That way, if they do get lost, someone can help them get back home again.

3. Place pets in a quiet room away from the activity

For pets that are in the house, all that ringing of the doorbell with the trick-or-treaters wearing scary costumes might make your pet become very anxious!

For us who don’t know what is happening, it can be extra scary.

This may cause us to run out the door or even try to bite the scary things standing there! 

Sometimes, the best thing is just to put us in another room where it is quiet!

Small dog wearing a witches hat for Halloween

4. Make sure pet costumes are safe and comfortable

On the other hand, you may have a pet that likes to be part of the action!

If your pet likes to be a star and wear one of the costumes themselves, make sure the costume is safe!

Costumes, like pet clothing, should not be uncomfortable for them.

Make sure it doesn’t get in the way of them seeing, hearing, breathing, or moving.

Also, make sure there aren’t any small parts they could chew off and swallow!

For me, I like my birthday suit just fine, thank you very much!

I like a new collar or necklace every now and then, but I’m not much into wearing clothes!

5. Keep candy and wrappers away from pets


Please do not allow your pet to eat the treats!

We’re not supposed to have chocolate. It can be very toxic for us.

There are also other things in some of it that can be very bad for us!

On top of that, all the little candy wrappers can be dangerous too!

Candy wrappers can easily get caught in our throats, causing us to choke.

I guess my Lady was right – no candy for us 🙁

Gray cat beside Halloween pumpkins

Well, I guess that’s about it.

My Lady says as long we follow these Halloween safety tips for pets everything will be fine.

She doesn’t seem too worried or scared about it but when the witches and goblins come knocking, I just hope she has enough candy to make them go away and not trick us 🙂

Suzie B

Sunday 17th of September 2023

I have found having the pets away from the activity, and keeping the door opened to see who is coming to avoid the doorbell ringing excessively has been a huge help with keeping stress levels down!


Monday 10th of September 2018

Useful with halloween a few weeks away

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