Making this call was the hardest thing I have ever done, but the woman I spoke with on the phone was so kind and caring that it made the process so much easier. I had never cremated a pet before but was very happy I did. It allowed me to bring a level of respect to my dear cat that would not have been possible by leaving her with the vet...
Halloween might be a festive occasion for you and your family, but it tends to be stressful for pets. Ringing doorbells, noisy trick-or-treaters, and a house filled with unfamiliar decorations can be too much for a pet to handle. Here are some tips for making sure your pet stays safe and happy as the Halloween season draws near:
Be cautious about costumes. It’s no secret that many pet owners love dressing up their pets. However, don’t force an unwilling pet into a sweater and a cap—some pets hate it. Even if your pet likes wearing a costume, make sure that it fits loosely, doesn’t prevent them from breathing, and doesn’t include any small pieces that a pet could bite off and choke on.
Keep chocolate away from your pets. As you may already know, chocolate is extremely toxic to both dogs and cats. It contains a substance called theobromine that is harmful to both animals, even in relatively small amounts. Cats cannot taste sweet things, so they are less likely than dogs to wolf down a morsel of chocolate if they get the chance—but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t feed your pets candy. Even candy without chocolate can be dangerous. Many commercial brands of candy—and chewing gum—contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol that is highly poisonous to dogs. Even if the candy is safe to eat, eating candy intended for humans is likely to give your pet an upset stomach. Keep bags and bowls of candy well out of your pet’s reach.
Keep an eye on your jack-o’-lantern. If you put a candle inside a carved-out pumpkin, be careful where you place it. Pumpkins aren’t poisonous to dogs or cats, but a curious pet can easily knock over the candle, burning itself or even starting a fire. It’s best to keep your pumpkins outdoors.
When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved friend, you can depend on Paws, Whiskers & Wags for all your pet crematory needs. We are available for phone consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more details, call (404) 370-6000 with your questions.
Halloween is a busy and fun time, both for you and your pet! Find out some fun ways to get your pet ready for Halloween and get information on other pet-related topics by checking out these articles. For your pet cremation needs, call Paws, Whiskers & Wags in Atlanta at (404) 370-6000. We are available to address any concerns you may have about the cremation process or answer any questions about our services.