2019 - Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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2019 -  Halloween Safety Tips for Pets



The Halloween Season with all its scary costumes, parties, tasty treats, spooky decorations, and haunted homes are finally here ...
But sadly, potential dangers also arrive with it.  And that means we should be taking the time and making the effort to plan, prepare, and place safety precautions in place.  
Those preparations, plans, and safety precautions should keep our furry friends in mind for this year's Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours and parties taking place too.
Please follow the important pet safety tips found on the informative flyer below ... that way we make sure that this year's Halloween celebrations remain memorable for all the right reasons.
Protect Your Furry Family Members:
Follow These Halloween Pet Safety Tips
*  Do not ever feed a pet any candy.  
Candy, especially chocolate, can be 
lethal to an animal
*  Restrict Pets to an area where they can 
find quiet and less-stressful activities
*  Halloween can be a day of stress for family pets.  Place them out of danger
*  If a Trick-or-Treater, do NOT provoke
someone's pet, whether in a 
doorway or in a yard
*  Should you dress up your pet, do not 
restrict their movements or eyesight, 
impede their breathing, or have anything dangling off them or their costume
*  Do not allow your pet near pumpkins, especially if they contain an open flame/candle
*  Pick-up and dispose of all empty candy wrappers and 
trick-or-treat bags.  Place glow sticks and jewelry up and  out of the reach of your pet.  They can be hazardous if ingested
*  Be mindful of battery-operated decorations, electricity sources or electrical cords.  Don't allow chewing!
*  Be aware of the activity around you and all mischievous activities and people during Halloween Season
*  Make sure your pet is always properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag).  This is in case your pet escapes through an open door while you're distracted with your visiting trick-or-treaters
*  Loud noises and sudden movements can make your
pet nervous and on-edge.  Stay aware of their reactions and emotions
* If you're entertaining for Halloween, 
keep your pets away from the festivities and 
in a safe room.  Masks and costumes change how people look and smell to a pet, so even familiar people may become frightening. 
Put a sign on the door to the safe room.  
That way your guests know it’s off-limits. 
*  Watch your kids! Don't let them share their candy with a pet
Follow the safety tips above.  That way your Halloween celebrations will be memorably safe, fun, and sweet for everyone!  
*  Mortgage Financing doesn't need to be scary. 

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations, Gene, on your feature recognition. This is timely information to share.

Oct 29, 2019 09:54 AM #11
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I always worry that children disregard their parents (shocker!) and feed the dog candy anyway. I know one of my dogs would eat absolutely anything and many dogs are the same way.

And like Debe Maxwell, CRS said, I think some people still don't know that chocolate is lethal to dogs.

Oct 29, 2019 10:02 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh boy, it's terribly sad! I love my chocolate, Brother Gene! 😉 🍫 

Oct 29, 2019 10:59 AM #13
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What great tips for your pets for Halloween, and a beautiful presentation. Concise and attractive. 

Oct 29, 2019 11:54 AM #14
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Such great advice. Yes, I always keep pets indoors for halloween and July 4th.  What an adorable dog picture on top. If that is yours, let me know if you're open to sharing.  I could use it in a post for next halloween (I may redo and invigorate a halloween pet costume post from 2017.

Oct 29, 2019 04:37 PM #21
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Thanks Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  for these excellent reminders of Pet Safety Tips for Halloween!  Wouldn't it be great if everyone would follow them?  My Maggie is very afraid of noises so the sound of the doorbell ringing sends her hiding under a bed ... 

Maggie in the garden at sunset - 2019


Maggie on the sofa

Happy Halloween to you and your family from Maggie and me! 

Oct 29, 2019 04:59 PM #22
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing great tips!

Pick-up and dispose of all empty candy wrappers and trick-or-treat bags.  Place glow sticks and jewelry up and  out of the reach of your pet.  They can be hazardous if ingested

Oct 30, 2019 04:30 AM #25
Ron Barnes
Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - Jasper, GA
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Great timely suggestions!

Oct 30, 2019 07:34 AM #26
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People with pets tend to forget they are animals first and then what they expect

Oct 30, 2019 07:52 AM #29
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
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Another typical Chicago Halloween. Snow and rain. Cold and wind. This is a great reason to go to a trunk or treat indoors. At least the costumes are not under a winter coat. 

Oct 30, 2019 08:20 AM #32
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Gene, great tips for our fur babies. My chocolate lab eats everything, so we definitely keep the chocolate from him. BTW, looks like you have some scammers on this post. 

Oct 30, 2019 10:43 AM #36
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Good advice, Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

Not an issue at our house. No pets live there. We will not be handing out any treats to anyone other than humans...unless a werewolf shows up at our door.

Oct 30, 2019 01:45 PM #39
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Gene, along with the 4th of July, Haloween has to be one of the most stressful night for pets. Rich

Oct 30, 2019 05:42 PM #40
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

We don't live where there will be Halloween festivities going on - no kids in the neighborhood, so no trick or treat. It's a good thing - my Katie would bark her head off at them.

We have a neighbor that she likes, but if he walks in with a hat on, she acts like he's a dangerous stranger. I can't imagine how she'd react to a costume!

Oct 30, 2019 09:08 PM #41
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Good morning Gene, thanks for sharing these great tips on pet safety for Halloween. Have a great holiday.

Oct 31, 2019 02:37 AM #42
Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

A lot of great tips.  When we had pets, we really had to watch over them, especially our black cat.  It was always difficult because Marley loved to explore the neighborhood.

Oct 31, 2019 05:53 AM #43
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Hi there,

Gene thanks for the good advice on keeping Halloween a pleasant time for pets.

Oct 31, 2019 11:57 PM #44
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - the owner of the house where we were had their dog well protected.

Nov 01, 2019 04:13 AM #45
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I’ve already commented on this one, but this is very clever and different for a post. I still love it!

Nov 02, 2019 10:17 PM #46
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

What’s Halloween without a good guard dog for a makeshift graveyard after all? Grant Schneider

Nov 02, 2019 10:19 PM #47
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