Protect your pet on Halloween night with safety tips from Sun Valley Animal Center, your go-to animal hospital.

Halloween is such a fun holiday. You get to enjoy spooky fun, candy and costumes, but it’s not always a safe holiday for our pets. At Sun Valley Animal Center, we are dedicated to keeping your pet safe and healthy, and that’s why we went over several Halloween safety tips for pets in our last blog. Here are a couple more things you can do to keep your pet safe this Halloween:

#4. Keep candles out of reach.

Candles definitely help to set the mood for Halloween. They have a creepy glow that is difficult to recreate with electric lights, but if you use candles to light your jack-o-lanterns or decorate for Halloween, keep them far away from your pet. Your pet may accidentally burn his or herself. Another option would be to use battery-powered candles.

#5. Make sure that your pet is comfortable.

There is nothing cuter than a dog or cat all dressed up for Halloween, but not all dogs and cats like being dressed up and not all costumes are safe. If your dog or cat is obviously uncomfortable in a costume, take it off! They don’t understand what is going on, and putting them in a situation where they aren’t comfortable could cause them to behave unexpectedly, even aggressively. If they will tolerate a costume, make sure it is not too tight or restrictive on them.

With these tips, you can enjoy a fun, safe Halloween with your pet. However, if the unexpected happens, turn to our veterinary hospital. We proudly serve Boise, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Billings and beyond. Contact us today to learn more.