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Halloween precautions

This came in an email and just thought I'd share it with you. Feel free to add anything you think is important to share regarding our "babies" safety.

Keep your Pet away from the front door. Dogs in particular may feel the need to protect their home and may be more likely to bite any visitors who appear out of the ordinary. *added by me: some have put baby gates up at the front door to allow their Havs to be able to see/participate in giving out candy but, to not have to worry about them running out the door every time it's opened.

Ensure decorations cannot be pulled down. Your Pet could become injured by or even entangled in decorations, so make sure you keep them Pet-friendly.

Do not take your cat or dog with you in the car while your kids go trick-or-treating. It can be very frightening to a Pet to sit in a dark car while scary creatures of every size and shape walk by. A Pet that is normally friendly can become aggressive and protective.

Do not give your Pet candy.
Chocolate contains theobromine, a substance that can
be lethal if ingested by your Pet.
Sticks on caramel apples can be swallowed and cause choking or damage to internal organs.
Packaging can cause choking or intestinal blockage. Foil wrappers can become as dangerous as razors when swallowed.

Keep your Pet inside. There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, or even stolen Pets that are left in their yards. Make sure your Pet is safely inside your home.

~Leslie

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Thank you Leslie !! Our first Halloween so this information is very helpful.

Sharlene, Evye & Bentley's Mom (Taylor too)
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I put the baby gate up. Capote doesn't get many chances to be around little people. So I try to use it as a training opportunity.. it's even better cause they're in costume so he's more agitated..

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Halloween is not fun for Pixie. You can tell she gets very stressed at the constant doorbells and flow of strangers-or oddly dressed Creatures, really- in her house. I may just take her to my mom's that night to avoid it all.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
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Taylor's nervous at first..then she settles into the couch and could care less who comes to the door. Capote is up every time with me.. checkin out to see what's going on.

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Oliver and Comet stay in the back of the house on Halloween night with big flossies and the TV set on.
They get to play with the neighborhood kids everyday but Halloween.

Sally,((Oliver)) Comet and Pennie too!
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Our driveway is a hill so we sit at the bottom in chairs with our cooler. (Sounds kinda trashy, doesn't it?) Last year I held Scooter and he was happy as all the kids loved him but when it got pretty cold I brought him inside. I guess we'll start out the same way this year and see how they do. If either of them seem nervous or unhappy one of us will just come in.

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It is so easy for a dog to just slip out, I would put an ex-pen or baby gate up so they can't slip through. Ann that sounds like fun. A nice cool night a cooler and bowl of candy watching all the little ones in their costumes.

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