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Wed, Oct 31 | By Matt Van Hoven | 335

Well it's Halloween, and many of us will be celebrating with candy, costumes and our companion animals. But before the festivities begin, we thought we could provide you with a few tips to keep your pet safe. The ASPCA and Last Chance f… more ›

Halloween Pet Safety Tips
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Cindy C.
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Cindy C.
5 years ago

Good information to know.

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

very informative

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

good tips

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Sheryl N.
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Sheryl N.
5 years ago

Good tips! We always have to watch our one cat on Halloween because she tries to sneak out the front door everytime we open it.

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Sporty88
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Sporty88
5 years ago

WOW

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

great tips for everyone. I dont get many trick or treaters anymore but I do have to watch my girls when they come to the door. Scarey to a dog

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

We take our dog out for the evening so she will not be exposed to the havoc of trick-or-treaters

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Darcy H.
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Darcy H.
5 years ago

I guess my animals are lucky, we live so far in the woods that we've never had a trick or treater!!!

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

I am off the beaten path we hve never gotton trick or treaters in the 25 years we lived here

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Liz M.
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Liz M.
5 years ago

I guess I am lucky we live so far back in the woods that we dont get trick or treaters

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cassie r.
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cassie r.
5 years ago

Good tips! I love Halloween its my favorite holiday that and christmas is too...
But we usually throw a party like the weekend before and we never get trick or treaters because our yard is fenced and everyone's scared of our dogs!!! lol.

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

All very common sense type stuff, but it's good to remind people with the hustle and bustle of the holiday. I typically crate the dogs and put a baby gate up in my entry way in case I have someone who manages to get loose.

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Jbobstep
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Jbobstep
5 years ago

I will keep my cat in another room on Halloween so she won't be upset by all the commotion of trick or treaters.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Good tips for all of us to remember.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

its always good to error on the side of caution.

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

Good reminders that we should all know

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

These holiday tips are always good to read...we all sometimes forget certain things that could be dangerous.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

Good tips.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
6 years ago

Great info, thanks for the post- this is good to know.

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Robin
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Robin
6 years ago

I just want to say that only a few days after Halloween we found a stray cat. We tried hard to find his owners, but couldn't come up with any, so we adopted him. However, we have assumed that he snuck out the door on Halloween and then ran when he saw all of the people. He's really afraid of both cars and strangers. Even an animal that never runs out the door may be spooked on Halloween.

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Tammy K.
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Tammy K.
6 years ago

Good tips. I think my dogs look so cute dressed up, but I know they hate it so much. I did it one year and have never done it since. I am sure they are relieved.

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

Good info!

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Good advice

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

great advise and very true about the costumes not being on ur pets fave list

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

This kind of story is always good for the cat owners. Good info that all need to know.

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Tanya F.
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Tanya F.
6 years ago

This is good info for any pet owner.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

good info

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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Rory  H.
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Rory H.
6 years ago

nice article, i know my dog will be costume free, away from the dog, and given a toy to pass the time until the trick or treaters leave.

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Sarah M.
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Sarah M.
6 years ago

Great article, hopefully they continue to run articles like this. Sometimes people just don't realize the stress an animal can be under.

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Elineen
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Elineen
6 years ago

good information.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Thanks for the tips & advice.

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

Nice article. I wish some of this was more "common sense" to more people.

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penny m.
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penny m.
6 years ago


there's also the worry about keeping black cats in due to pranks involving them at Haloween, also. My dogs hat it-all the peolpe comming to the door. I am careful not to let them anywhere near the door for their AND the kid's sake since you never know what a soppked animal may do.

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Laurel C.
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Laurel C.
6 years ago

I have heard of hooligans out stealing pets and doing torturous things to them

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Jackie H.
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Jackie H.
6 years ago

This is true!

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

Try to dress a 100 lbs Lab

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

good practical advice.

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Cheryl L.
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Cheryl L.
6 years ago

Great advice!

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Mindy L.
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Mindy L.
6 years ago

We used to have a black cat would attempt to escape every halloween. It was always a worry. These are some great tips. We started sitting out in the driveway to pass out candy so none of the animals would be bothered by the doorbell or tempted by the open door.

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Deanandsueh
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Deanandsueh
6 years ago

Probably the most important part of this story is the mention of chocolate being poisonous to dogs. This tip isn't just relevant at Halloween, but Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. We found out the hard way after our 50 lb. shepherd mix ate an entire pan of brownies off the counter. The vet had to pump her stomach, give her IV fluids, and keep her overnight. She will be on meds for the next 5 days. Dogs cannot tolerate pure chocolate or candy, so please keep it in a place they can't reach.

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Cam J.
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Cam J.
6 years ago

Some very good tips.

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

Good info

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Janet V.
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Janet V.
6 years ago

Good information for pet owners.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

fabulous tips for all owners!!!

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Jamie  P.
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Jamie P.
6 years ago

good tips for halloween

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

My beagle stays in my bedroom sleeping peacefully. She likes to see the kids, but they acted afraid of her. I grew tired of hearing, "does she bite"?

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Susan H.
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Susan H.
6 years ago

Great tips!! I remember halloween last yr. My boyfriends sister was in town with her 2 children and we all went trick or treating. We ran into a few dogs at the doors but they were just hyper to see the kids. Or atleast that is how I felt when I saw them. Maybe they weren't now that I have read this. They were hyper though. A couple of them just walked up as calm as ever. It was great.

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lialan t.
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lialan t.
6 years ago

THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

Add one more: Many shelters recommend keeping black or dark-colored cats inside and and they also freeze all adoptions during the week before Halloween and Halloween night because black and dark-colored cats are frequent targets of cruel activities on Halloween.

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