Keep your pets safe this Halloween
The Emergency Service at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital's chief, Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, has a few pointers for pet safety amidst spooky festivities.
In efforts to keep pets alive, well, and out of the ER this Halloween, here are a few things to do around the house to assure your little furry friend is safe.
First and foremost, keep that candy bowl away from the counter-ledge or anywhere low enough for your cat, dog, bunny, or hamster to reach in and chow down.
While the tinfoil and plastic wrappers are hazardous if swallowed, chocolate consumption can be deadly, especially for dogs.
Costumes should not restrict movement, vision, hearing, breathing, or barking. If they do, then it's best to choose a different look for Toto.
Lastly, keep your animals away from candle-lit pumpkins. They could be burned or knock the pumpkin over, starting a fire that could spread to something much much worse than the festive decor is meant for!
Do you dress your dog up for Halloween? Show us a pic, and tag #L21Halloween to enter our ongoing costume contest to win a gift card to Target!