ð¤Just a random Trick or Treater - "Trick or Treat, smell my paw, give me a big ole bone to gnaw." ð±ð¼ââï¸Mom - "Oh Henry", I know it's you under there. How about a bone baked in cheese ??? ð¶Henry - Howwwwwllllll can I pawsibly say no to that??? ððHave a Safe & Happy Halloween Everypawdy!! [SWIPE â¡ï¸for one more of our trick-or-treaters, it's battyð¦ð¦ð¦!]
How about some Safety Tips for today's #LeelasFunFacts - All forms of ð«chocolate can be dangerous or even â ï¸lethal, for ð¶dogs & ð»cats. Halloween ðð¬candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar & subsequent loss of coordination & seizures.Â And while xylitol toxicity in cats has yet to be established, it's better to be safe than sorry. If you are using ð¯candles to ð¡light your ðjack-o-lanterns or other ð»Halloween decorations, make sure to place them well out of reach of your pets. Should they get too close, they run the risk of burning themselves or causing a fire. Electric & battery-powered Halloween ð·ð¸ðdecorations are certainly safer than open candles, but they still can present a risk to pets. Pets who chew on electrical cords can receive a possibly life-threateningÂ â¡ï¸electrical shock or ð¥burn. Batteries may cause chemical burns when chewed open or gastrointestinal blockage if swallowed. Make sure pets are wearing current pet ID tags. If your dog were to get spooked & escape from home, theyâll be easily identified if they run out the ðªdoor. Humans Can Be Scary Too. ðð³ð Not only do Halloween costumes make people look different than they normally would but they also make people look like nothing dogs have ever seen before. ðð½ð¹ð¤ð¤¡ Hats, wings, unusual textures & added bulk can scare dogs, invoking a fear response.Â For some dogs a fear response may involve âflightâ or running away & hiding, but for other dogs this response can involve aggression. Even a dog with a calm temperament can become aggressive out of self-preservation instinct. ***I've really missed everyone & will be catching up soon!!