HALLOWEEN PET SAFETY TIPS
Candy, costumes, and the frightful festivities can boast great fun. Unfortunately, our pets don’t necessarily agree. For them, it can be a stressful night that causes real fear and anxiety. The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel would like to offer some Halloween safety tips so pet lovers can keep their animals safe from the goblins and ghouls that linger at night.
No Candy or Trick-or-Treating
Pumpkins Are For People
ALL TRICKS, NO TREATS
It's never a good idea to take your pet trick-or-treating. Dogs may become excited and uncontrollable, and if frightened, they may bite.
Updated DOG TAGS
If for any reason your cat or dog does escape when the door is open, proper identification increases the chance of them returning to you.
Candy, candy wrappers, and decorations should be kept out of a pet’s reach at all times. Chocolate can be toxic, and many sugar-free candies, gum, and baked products contain a sweetener that is toxic to dogs.
PUMPKINS ARE FOR PEOPLE
Pumpkins are considered to be relatively non-toxic, but they can produce upset stomachs. If your pumpkin is lit, keep it out of your pet’s reach.
Please don’t dress up your pet unless you know they enjoy it. Make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe and doesn’t restrict movement, vision, hearing, or ability to breathe or bark.
Halloween, and all the spooky fun accompanying the holiday, is best enjoyed when the entire family is safe and happy. We wish you and yours a very safe & Happy Halloween from all of us at The Ark! Follow these tips, and your pet will have just as much fun as you and your kids this Halloween!
- The Ark Crew