Getting ready for Halloween: Here's how to keep your pet safe

Susan Richard
October 21, 2018 - 5:00 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) Halloween can be spooky fun for people, and just plain spooky for pets.  In fact, it can be down right dangerous. 

Between unfamiliar noises including strangers coming to the door, even the most chilled out of animals can become frightened and behave atypically. 

Always be sure to have pets microchipped in case they get lost.  Learn about microchipping HERE.

For a list of 24 hour emergency animal hospitals in the NY Metro area from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals click HERE, To search by zip code click HERE. Also, be sure to keep the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Hotline available: (888) 426-4435. Get more safety tips from the ASPCA HERE.

Susan Whittred, DVM, is the Executive and Medical Director of the Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Inc. in Oyster Bay, Long Island and also practices veterinary medicine at Animal Hospital of the Rockaways. 1010 WINS Anchor and AllForAnimalsTV host Susan Richard spoke to Dr. Whittred about some precautions pet parents should take.  

For a comprehensive list of resources for pet parents, click HERE and check out the videos with Dr. Whittred below!

Tips #1: Trick or Treating:

Tips #2: Pets & Costumes

Tips #3: Treats To Avoid

Tips #4: Dangerous Decorations: