Concerns for your pet during Halloween

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By Trisha Gedon

STILLWATER, Okla. – As Halloween approaches, parents are helping their children plan costumes, map out in which neighborhoods to trick-or-treat and maybe even humming the chorus of Monster Mash.

While all this planning for the kids is great, do not forget about your furry friends, said Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

“While deciding on costumes for themselves or their children, many pet owners find it fun to dress up their pets, too,” Giedt said. “While Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday, keep in mind there are some dangers lurking for your pets.”

Going door to door collecting candy is a favorite activity for children. They love all the sweet treats they receive. However, keep in mind these treats are for people, not pets.



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