Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Merritt Milam | October 11, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner and we want to make sure all of your furry friends stay happy and safe during the holiday. Halloween can be an overwhelming night for pets, with new visitors, loud noises and distracting decorations. Below are some Wags tips for keeping your pet safe on Halloween night.

Keep pets confined and away from the door

It’s important to make sure you know how your pet reacts to visitors and loud noises. If these situations usually cause anxiety, you may want to keep your pet in a confined area on Halloween night. If your pet is used to these situations and is known to remain calm, make sure to keep him away from the door.

Have the proper identification

In the unexpected event that your pup becomes loose, make sure he is equipped with the proper, up-to-date identification information. Although these occurrences are few and unplanned, it’s best to be safe rather than sorry should something happen.

Check the costumes

Make sure your pet’s costume is comfortable and fits well. Remove any dangling pieces that could get caught up in household items. Costumes should be secure, but leave enough room for your pet to breathe easily and move around comfortably.

Keep the candy and treats out of reach

While this may seem like a no-brainer, pets are prone to ingesting items they shouldn’t, and with all the candy changing hands this is especially true on Halloween. Keep the candy bowl out of your pup’s reach to make sure your furry friend stays safe.

Be aware of the decorations

Decorations are one of the most fun parts of the holiday season. Keep in mind that your pet is not used to the new sights and smells that come along with household decorations. Stay close to your pet for the first few hours after setting up the decorations to make sure he remains calm and can become used to the new items. Also be aware of any and all safety hazards that can put your pet in danger.


If you would like more information about keeping your pets safe on Halloween, feel free to give us a call at 205.902.WAGS (9247) and we’ll be happy to help!