Pet Safety on Halloween at Lake Sinclair

Reblogger Tammy Lankford,
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Janis wrote this great post on Pet Safety for Halloween about Newburgh, NY, but the advice is universal and applies to us in Eatonton, Milledgeville and Lake Sinclair too.  We have to crate our dogs because the costumes frighten them and frankly our dogs also frighten most little kids.  Think Safety first this Halloween... even with your pets.

Original content by Janis Borgueta NYS DRE #40BO1055114

Halloween Safety in Newburgh NY

Keeping Our Furry Friends Safe on Halloween

Halloween is just another day to our pets. A few common sense rules can keep your pets happy and healthy on the spookiest night of the year.A Halloween Dog

  • The number one problem is CANDY! That bowl of treats can be DEADLY to pets. Lulu and Fluffy may love a sweet treat, but candy is toxic to pets… especially chocolate and artificial sweeteners.
  • Watch out for carved pumpkins and candles. A waggy tail can cause a fire and a pup or kitten could get hurt.  Nibbling on pumpkin may not be toxic, but that decoration could cause problems. A tummy upset from too much of something new in Rovers diet can add stress.
  • Make sure that any decorations are not in an area for a pet to get entangled. When things get busy pets have a way of finding them and getting into trouble.. and that could mean danger. Keep wires and decorations out of pet reach whenever possible.
  • There are those pets that love the dress up game… and many who are not fond of costumes. Know how your pet feels and don’t force them to wear something that is not pet friendly. Just because it says pet friendly does not make it so. Pet parents need to be proactive as Scruffy doesn't know what is safe. Be sure that any costume doesn’t prevent them from movement. Sometimes the dye in a costume can cause an allergy. My pup always preferred a bandana with ghosts and goblins.. and he looked rather handsome!
  • Take care that when you answer the door for trick-or-treaters that your dog or cat does not run outside. If your pet enjoys greeting people have a gate in place. Make sure that darting outside isn’t an option.
  • Some pets can be scared by costumes and all the activity. An otherwise gentle dog or cat can become aggressive when frightened by people in costumes. Be sensitive to their needs and crate or put in another room if needed. Some pets are totally fine with Halloween and others are very stressed. Knowing what works for you and your pet is important for a Happy and Uneventful Halloween.
Just in case... for an emergency the number for Animal Poison Control Center is (888) 426-4435. Always a good number to keep on hand. A few simple rules to follow and or furriest of friends will stay sae and happy.

Janis Borgueta is a Realtor in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. If you would like more information about Real Estate in Newburgh NY and Living in the Hudson Valley, please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home….Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY

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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Tammy, great reblog. Halloween is not a good thing for our pets, they can get very stressed. And candy.... uh oh.... it is even bad for me, nevermind the dog!

Oct 11, 2012 06:59 AM #1
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Tammy~ The very first thing I think of with pet safety is the candy, and lo and behold it's the first item talked about in this post.  Great reblog.

Oct 11, 2012 10:46 AM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Tammy,

I missed this one! Pet safety is definitely important..any time but also on Halloween! Thanks for the re-blog!

Oct 11, 2012 10:48 AM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Hope all my local peeps see it too.

Oct 11, 2012 12:48 PM #4
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