Parents don’t need to be reminded about Halloween safety when it comes to their kids: They guide them with flashlights while trick-or-treating or inspect each piece of candy their child collects. But even the most vigilant adult might not be aware that their own Halloween costume can pose pet safety risks.
Your pets might already be ill at ease by seeing family members acting in unpredictable ways as they don Halloween costumes and get into character, perhaps stomping around like Frankenstein, advised Dr. Neil Marrinanof Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital in Connecticut. “Halloween is like a scary movie, but played out in real time in real life,” he said.
But it is the costume materials themselves that can put pet safety at risk. Check out this PetMD.com slideshow to learn all you need to know to keep your pet safe from human ghosts and ghouls.