Top Five Halloween Safeguards for a Ghoulish Pet Season

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Don’t Bite The Chocolate That Feeds You

Pet expert Steven May announces the Top Five Halloween Safeguards for a Ghoulish Pet Season. Many pets are notorious for getting into the Halloween stash and the consequences can be deadly. The top five safeguards are:

Hang Halloween Decorations High – Candy wrappers are very enticing for pets. The smell, the glitter and the taste. Pets can ingest wrappers and tinsel and develop an intestinal blockage. Keep all wrappers free from your pets during the holiday season.

Watch out for Easy Access Electric Cords – Halloween decorations can come with plenty of lights, so be careful and keep all electric cords free from access. Besides electrocution, burns of the mouth, tongue and gums can occur.

Keep Batteries Out of Sight – Batteries are wonderful toys for pets. Swatting them around can make quite the enticing game. Keep them clear from pets as the ingredients are toxic to pets and children.

Pumpkin Yum Yum is a No No – Even your carved pumpkin is a meal in itself. Because of the taste, pets love to play, chew and eat pumpkins. After sitting on your porch for days, the pumpkin can grow plenty of bacteria potentially causing intestinal inflammation, stomach upset and diarrhea.

Store the Chocolate Away - Chocolate contains Theobromine that is toxic to dogs in sufficient quantities. This is a xanthine compound in the same family of caffeine and Theophylline. A large amount of theobromine like 100-150 mg/kg can cause toxicity. Always seek your veterinarian’s advice when any quantity of chocolate has been ingested by your pets.

Emergency Number:

ASPCA – Animal Poison Control Center - (888) 426-4435

(A $55.00 charge may apply)

http://www.aspca.org

About Steven May

Steven May is a pet expert with more than 30 years in the industry. One of the original founders of the “pet limo” business back in the 80s, May has been featured in many publications and newspapers with his keen pet advice. May is the publisher of VETZ Magazine.

Contact: Julie Chytrowsky

Tel: 310.664.8764

Fax: 310.452.1695

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