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Halloween Safety

Three puppies wearing Halloween costumes with a pumpkin bucket filled with treats.

After an evening of trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, your child’s cheeks are rosy from the chilly autumn air as he tosses aside his cowboy hat in favor of a bag overflowing with hard-earned treats. Several hours later, Buddy, the normally happy family Labrador Retriever, is groaning in the corner, surrounded by candy wrappers and several piles of vomit, having fallen prey to his sweet tooth.

This year, as you and your children don your costumes and gather candy from around the neighborhood, don’t forget that another member of the family may be up to some mischief as well. Halloween is a common time for our pets to be exposed to potentially harmful foods.

Some potential dangers in the Halloween goodie bag include:


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