Halloween is right around the corner, so make sure that your pet enjoys the night and doesn’t have a sore tummy the next day. The costumes are decided, the decorations are up, and it’s almost time to hand out the treats! For Halloween, your pet can certainly indulge in some treats, but other items are not good as treats for pets and can absolutely cause them a dangerous fright.
When it comes to candy, all forms of chocolate are exceedingly unhealthy for dogs. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are especially bad for them, along with candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol. To be on the safe side, you might want to move all chocolate candy—and even the wrappers—out of reach of your pets. If you suspect that your pooch has had his head in the candy bowl, call your veterinarian or the closest animal hospital.
If your pet likes to chew, Halloween decorations are another possible danger. For example, while pumpkins are considered to be nontoxic, your pet could still get an upset stomach from nibbling. The same goes for decorative corn, which is commonly used around Halloween and Thanksgiving time.
However, just because your furry friend can’t have chocolate candy does not mean that it shouldn’t indulge in a little treat. Gourmet pet treats are a rising trend in America, and can be found in your local pet store. Gourmet pet treats are also easy to make at home with ingredients that you can buy at the store. This means that you can make your own pet treats at home for your pet and for your neighbors’ trick-or-treating pets! That makes for one affordable and tasty Halloween!
Share this article with all your pet-loving friends!