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How To Keep Your Dog Safe At Halloween


Make Halloween A Treat Not Trick For Your Dog

The UK's largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, is calling for the owners of Britain's 9 million dogs to keep their dogs safe this Halloween by following a few simple steps.

Halloween poses a number of health and welfare risks to dogs, from eating foods that can be toxic to man's best friend, such as chocolate and some sweets, to being scared by trick or treaters and children in costumes.

Taking a few simple precautions can ensure that Halloween is a happy and healthy time for dogs:

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said:  "Halloween can be lots of fun for humans but can be frightening for dogs or even fatal if the proper precautions are not taken.  Actions as simple as keeping sweets and chocolate out of your pet's reach could be lifesaving and will ensure that Halloween doesn't turn into a nightmare for you or your dog.

"There are lots of added stresses for dogs on Halloween, with so many people dressed up in costume and various noises that your dog may not be used to.  Dogs are a part of the family, with around nine million in the UK, and as such are likely to be very much included in Halloween celebrations, so it is important that dog owners do their best to keep their pets healthy, happy and safe and can use the Kennel Club's advice to help ensure this."

Visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/dogs-at-halloween for more information on how to keep your dog safe at Halloween.  Use the hashtags #DogsAtHalloween and #AllHallowsDogs on social media to encourage others to make Halloween a treat not a trick for dogs.