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Keeping your pets safe and sound on Halloween

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Dr. Andrea Dennis is here for Better Pets and she is talking about Halloween and your pets. She has a couple of tips for every pet owner to keep their animals safe and sound on one of the scariest nights of the year.

1.   Do not feed Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol, which is a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum.

2.   Make sure your pet is properly identified with a microchip, collar and ID tag.

3.   Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of reach of pets, especially cats.

4.   Be aware while baking breads.

5.   Keep glow sticks and glow jewelry away from your pets.

6.   Pet anxiety, if your pet is wary of strangers or has a tendency to bite, put them in another room during trick-or-treating hours or provide them with a safe hiding place;

7.   Keep your pets inside for the weekend.

8.   Costumes need to be safe and comfortable for your pets to wear.

And just in case the ASPCA Pet Poison Control number is 888-426-4435.

Dr. Dennis is the owner of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital on Windsor Road in Bloomfield. For more Dr. Dennis, she takes listeners questions during pet talk on WTIC 1080 Radio on alternating Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m.