Howl-O-Ween Dangers For Pets

Halloween, while enjoyable to us and the kids – can be a nightmare for dogs and cats and even lead to expensive trips to the vet! Passionate Paws Animal Hospital in Waxhaw shared some of the top Halloween dangers for our fur babies and some tips to help avoid potential disasters.

If you’re putting your cat or dog in a costume – make sure your pet is comfortable and do not force a stressed pet into wearing something they clearly hate.

Also, do not leave your pet in their costume unattended and avoid masks and other accessories that can get caught on things. Halloween treats – we all know chocolate is bad for pets buy xylitol, a natural sugar alternative, is actually even more hazardous for pets and may be found in sugar-free hard candies, gum, peanut butter, and chocolates.
Raisins are also a danger and can lead to kidney failure.

It’s not just the candy and treats themselves that pose the risks, the bags and wrappers can also cause digestive issues. When it comes to Halloween decor – we know cats and dogs are both curious by nature and love to explore new things.

Fake spider webs, plastic pumpkins, corn, and other decor might be irresistible for your fur babies so be attentive and don’t let them chew them.