Scary Things Dogs/Cats Might Eat at Halloween


Dr. Heather Loenser

Halloween is scariest for pets when they get into something they shouldn’t. Dr. Heather Loenser, chief veterinary officer at rarebreed Veterinary Partners  on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, says the problem is that people bring in new curious items to entertain and/or eat and pets are curious.

It’s best not to even have some of these things in the home ever – such as chocolate. However, that’s not exactly a realistic ask.  Of course, chocolate can be toxic to pets, particularly dark chocolates.

Dr. Loenser talks about raisins and grapes and a sugar substitute called Xylitol.

Two great resources: ASPCA Pet Poison Control or Pet Poison Helpline.

Here are more Halloween safety tips.