By Dr. Brett Shorenstein, DVM Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic
Halloween 2021 is hopefully going to be a lot more like it was in pre-pandemic days: the Village Halloween Parade is back on, and packs of kids will likely be trick-or-treating at townhouses and in apartment buildings again.
While Halloween is a treat for humans, it comes with many tricky hazards for pets. Whether you’re heading out with a costumed canine or staying in with a friendly feline, here are some tips for keeping your companion safe and serene on this spookiest of Holidays:
Kids will be trick or treating again this Halloween. But fun though the holiday is for humans, it can be dangerous for our pets, black cats are frequently victimized on this Holiday.
When it comes to pet costumes, make sure your dog or cat is safe and comfortable, double check for choking or other hazards.
Go to www.petcostumecenter.com for fun pet-safe costumes. Your Devil Dog or Feline Fiend will love you for the extra care.
As always, if you have questions about pet safety, don’t hesitate to give your favorite veterinarian a call. Preparing your pet can be the difference between a happy Howl-oween…and a howling nightmare! The caring team of vets at Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in NYC’s West Village (abingdonsquarevet.com) is standing by to make sure Halloween fun is a safe and happy time for all.
To learn more about sun protection for your pet, reach out to Dr. Shorenstein at Abington Square Veterinary Clinic, abingdonsquarevet.com