Beatrice is ready for Halloween! Are you?

Beatrice is ready for Halloween! Are you?

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets: Halloween can be scary for Dogs and Cats

Things to Watch For on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for kids and many adults, but can be a frightening and stressful time for your pets. As a pet owner, you know your pet best, but here are some points to consider for your pet’s safety.

 

Continual doorbell ringing and people at the door (in costume, no less!) can be stressful for a pet. Some pets may experience stress-related diarrhea or potentially injure themselves if crated or otherwise contained. Keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on Halloween.

Strangers in costume – some animals may become unexpectedly aggressive or fearful, even normally friendly pets.

Candles and Jack-O’-Lanterns within a pet’s range are a fire hazard. Wagging tails and frightened cats zooming through the house can easily tip over a candle or carved pumpkin, causing burns or a fire.

Keep your pets indoors on Halloween night, especially black cats. Animals are at risk for cruel treatment by some Halloween pranksters. Many adoption agencies and humane societies will not allow adoption of black cats around Halloween for this reason.

Candy – For many people, Halloween = candy. Many pets have a sweet tooth. Please warn children not to share their goodies with the family pet.

Candy Concerns

Candies, gums, mints, baked goods and chocolate containing the “sugar free” sweetener xylitol are especially poisonous, causing rapid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver failure in dogs and possibly other species (ferrets).

Chocolate is toxic to pets. Granted, a 50 pound dog would have to eat about 50 ounces of milk chocolate (but only 5 ounces of baking chocolate) for a toxic dose, but much smaller amounts can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Signs of chocolate toxicity include tremors, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and in severe cases, seizures and death. If you suspect that your pet has eaten chocolate, consult your veterinarian.

Source: Debbie Marshall, C.V.T. - Butler Schien

Patches and Pierce (Law Offices of Fran Haasch) present Cruising for Critters a motorcycle fun run to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas in Clearwater on September 29th in honor of Fran’s dog Patches that recently passed away and in honor of the love we want for every shelter dog! Registration is at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub located at 8701 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 33772 and starts at 10 am with breakfast for $5 and FREE coffee! For a $20 entry fee, you are registered for the FUN RUN and receive a T-shirt, door prize ticket & gift bag! Run starts at 11 am and ends at 1pm with ALL DAY FUN at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub including vendors, live music, live auctions, raffles and so much more!

Thank you to our sponsors Law Offices of Fran M. Haasch, Born To Ride TV & Magazine, Manor Cycle,Inc., Saint Pete MRI, CTC, Client 1st Advisors, and Bonefish Grill!
Patches and Pierce (Law Offices of Fran Haasch) present Cruising for Critters a motorcycle fun run to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas in Clearwater on September 29th in honor of Fran’s dog Patches that recently passed away and in honor of the love we want for every shelter dog! Registration is at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub located at 8701 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 33772 and starts at 10 am with breakfast for $5 and FREE coffee! For a $20 entry fee, you are registered for the FUN RUN and receive a T-shirt, door prize ticket & gift bag! Run starts at 11 am and ends at 1pm with ALL DAY FUN at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub including vendors, live music, live auctions, raffles and so much more!
Thank you to our sponsors Law Offices of Fran M. Haasch, Born To Ride TV & Magazine, Manor Cycle,Inc., Saint Pete MRI, CTC, Client 1st Advisors, and Bonefish Grill!
How could you say no to this face? Dixon, a 4 year old Schnauzer mix, has the cutest over bite. Come meet this sweet girl today!

How could you say no to this face? Dixon, a 4 year old Schnauzer mix, has the cutest over bite. Come meet this sweet girl today!

Patches & Pierce present Cruising for Critters at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub on September 29th!

Patches & Pierce present Cruising for Critters at Screwie Louie’s Porpoise Pub on September 29th!

You are invited to a Pet Wedding on September 23rd!

You are invited to a Pet Wedding on September 23rd!