The following post is by PETA celebrity
marketing coordinator Lauren Gordon.
Each October, Halloween ushers in its own brand of awesomeness in the
form of pumpkins, candy, and costumes. Spider webs and creepy decorations set the stage for ghost
stories and trick-or-treating. But holiday fun for humans can translate into
hazards for companion animals. Halloween is the busiest time of year for the Pet Poison Helpline because companion animals often accidentally ingest Halloween candy or décor.
Check out the following tips to help keep your furry friends safe and happy
this Halloween season:
Do not hesitate to
contact your veterinarian or the 24-hour Pet Poison Helpline immediately at
1-800-213-6680 if you suspect that your animal companion has ingested something
or might be injured.
Keep these numbers on hand for quicker response—the faster that you can get
help, the less your animal companion will suffer and the more likely he or she will
make a speedy recovery. Learn more about keeping your animal pals safe on
Promise to help keep homeless animals,
including cats, safe this Halloween and beyond by signing
PETA's pledge right now!
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