Halloween can be a fun night but it can be stressful on your pets. CBS 5 News spoke with the Arizona Humane Society about what people can do to ensure a safe and stress-free evening for our pets.
If you want to put your pet in costume, you need to be sure it fits, the Humane Society said. If a costume is too big, the animal can suffocate or be strangled. If the costume is too small, it may affect their circulation or breathing. The Humane Society suggests to dress your pet for a quick photo and then take the costume off, and never leave your pet unattended when in costume.
You will want to use caution around decorations such as jack-o-lanterns. The flame inside a pumpkin may attract pets and they could be burned. They may also tip the pumpkin over and start a fire.
Keep Pets Indoors
Keep Candy Away From Pets
Make Sure Your Pet Has Current ID Tags
If your pet does get lost, you can visit the Arizona Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Hospital and both locations of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.
You can also visit Pets 911.
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