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How to keep pets out of harm's way on Halloween
How to keep pets out of harm's way on Halloween

Q:Our family loves Halloween. Any tips for keeping our dog and cat safe during the holiday commotion? A: Americans spend something like $7 billion on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations annually — including more than $300 million on pet costumes. While humans of all ages have lots of spooky fun on Halloween, it may be less fun for pets. In fact, Halloween can be downright dangerous. Here are some sensible precautions. Candy Pets can smell wrapped candy, even sealed in plastic bags. If they can smell it, they’ll try to eat it, wrappers and all. No candy is good for them. Chocolate, especially dark or baking chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and cats. Same...

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