Halloween Pet Safety Tips
Halloween can be a fun and tasty holiday for people—but not so much for our pets. Constantly opening the door for trick-or-treaters, unusual costumes and noises can often put animals on edge. Here are some ideas for keeping your cat or dog safe and serene on Halloween.
- When expecting trick -or-treaters or party guests, put your dog or cat in a quiet place away from the door. This will help prevent them from getting worked up.
- Keep bowls and bags of candy far out of reach. Chocolate and the sweetener xylitol—often found in gum and peanut butter—can be very toxic to dogs and cats. Kids should also be reminded not to feed candy to pets.
- If you’re putting your pet in costume, make sure they feel comfortable in it before taking them out. If the costume has bells, noisemakers or strings they can scare your pet or pose a choking hazard.
- Keep your pet indoors on Halloween night! This is especially important for black cats, who can be targeted during the holiday. Also, make sure your pets are microchipped or have a collar with current identification in case they get scared and run off.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment to get your pet microchipped or have further questions about Halloween safety, give us a call at (580) 215-1960.
Is your best friend secretly a superhero? Does your kitty cat sometimes wear a suit and tie when they go to work? Or has your doggie always wanted to be a ballerina, dinosaur, pirate or banana? Well, get those cute and fun Halloween outfits ready for the Meadow Wood Animal Hospital pet costume contest!
We promise this isn’t just an excuse to see your adorable pets in their adorable outfits. To prove this to you, the winner of our contest will receive an awesome pet-related gift basket plus a $50 credit to Meadow Wood Animal Hospital to be used on any service you choose!
To enter your best friend, head over to our Facebook page and post a photo of your dressed-up pet in the comments of our Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest post. Then share our page and the post to get your friends and family to like your photo. The pet photo with the most likes at the end of the month will be our winner! We can’t wait to see your pets in their creative outfits! Have fun and just remember, creativity counts!
*Photos submissions and voting ends on November 1st. The winner will be contacted on Facebook