Tips To Make Halloween Safe

Tips To Make Halloween Safe
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:32pm

Angie's List has some tips to keep your yard safe for little feet, who will be running to and from your door this Halloween.  

 Look out for things that can trip trick or treaters such as: hoses, dog leashes, and flower pots. 

Make sure you light your path. It's tempting to lower the lights and create a spooky atmosphere but little ones who can't see where they're going can fall. Use battery-powered or plug in lights instead of candles. 

For our furry friends, the FACC has some advice for pet owners

•Make sure your animals are safely indoors for Halloween. You don't want pranksters teasing, scaring or harming dogs and cats that are kept in front yards or wandering the streets Halloween night.

•If possible, keep your pets in a spare bedroom for the evening. Dogs and cats can quickly dart out the door unnoticed and even the calmest dog may be scared by costumed visitors, which could result in a bite.

•Keep your pets away from Halloween candy. Chocolate can be toxic and cellophane or tin foil wrappings could get caught in your pet's digestive tract, causing illness or even death.

•Watch your pet around jack-o-lanterns. Curious cats may try to play with the flickering flame and a rambunctious pup could accidentally knock over the Halloween pumpkin.

•Don't force your pet to wear a costume. If your dog or cat enjoys dressing up, make sure the costume isn't restrictive or interferes with your pet's vision. Always supervise your pet while he or she is in costume.

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