• Pet Waggin' Pet Care Team

Halloween Pet Safety

Updated: Nov 19, 2018

Halloween is the time of year where the leaves begin to fall, the night falls earlier and the spooky decorations are out to play. While breaking out the fun decorations you and maybe your pets get to dress up, becoming anything you want to be!


Here in Long Beach, we really have fun on Halloween and we love to include our pets in all that fun.  With all the fun to be had, it is important to remember safety precautions to take this Halloween when it comes to your pets!



  • Keep your pets away from the door Halloween night. With kids Trick-or-treating and knocking at the door your pets might experience anxiety and each time you open the door it is an opportunity for your cat or dog to get out!

  • Always make sure your pets have current identification tags. If your dogs get spooked and get out Halloween night it is important they can be identified. Even if they are micro chipped because not everyone that may find your dog thinks to check for a microchip!

  • Always keep Halloween candy out of reach of those tricky pups and even those smart kitty’s!

  • Be sure to keep all Halloween decorations out of reach of pets! Your pet could easily confuse candles, pumpkins and electrical cords as  toys, something to investigate or something yummy to eat.

  • Unfortunately people often think of Black cats as “bad luck” especially during the Halloween season and they have sadly been the target of cruelty the night of Halloween. Please  keep all cats inside especially BLACK cats.

  • The day after Halloween when you are out walking your dogs still half asleep and recovering from the “sugar coma”, kids may have dropped candy along their way the night before. Be sure to watch out for dropped candy and candy wrappers the days following Halloween! Your dog might just think that snickers bar was left there just for him.

  • In case of an emergency, please call the National Poison Control Hotline at 1 (800) 222-1222

  • If your pet has been lost check out our blog on what to do if your pet goes missing!

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