Protect Your Pets

Although Halloween is a good time for humans, it’s not always so pleasant for our four-legged friends. The following are some tips about how to ensure the safety of your pets this trick-or-treat day:

• Keep pets inside. The constant intrusion of costumed trick-or-treaters can be very stressful and disruptive to your pet’s routine. Keep them away from the activity, especially from the door where they might slip out unnoticed. Black cat owners be particularly cautious; the mythology about them leads some people to do strange and harmful things to the chat noir.

• Don’t share your treats with your animals. Refined sugar is bad for their diet, and chocolate can be poisonous to dogs. Be sure to store the goodies in a place where your pet can’t reach them. For more information, call the Santa Barbara Humane Society, 964-4777.

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