Halloween is all about the spooky and the scary… but for house pets, that can be far from fun.
That’s according to the BCSPCA which as issued a number of warnings for your pets safety ahead of fright night.
Fireworks, loud noises, candy, and pet costumes are just a few of the things mentioned by the SPCA which will cause stress and harm to your pet this Halloween night.
Spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk says the holiday can be a very stressful time for our fuzzy friends.
“They have the doorbells ringing and people coming in costume, and often a pet’s response is to try and protect his or her families, so when you have these strange things happening, it can be very disconcerting for a pet.”
Chortyk says owners should also avoid dressing their dogs up in costumes, which can inhibit their ability to communicate with other animals — sometimes leading to unintended aggressive interactions.
She says there have been a small number of cases where animals also harmed by fireworks over the past few years.
“I think there’s a lot of pets who are frightened of fireworks. That really does seem to be the biggest concern at this time of year so we really encourage, particularly on Halloween night, to try and keep your pet in a room as far away from the action as possible”
Chortyk says you should leave your pets at home if attending a Halloween event, and to avoid giving your pets candy.