9 Dangerous Foods for Dogs at Halloween Parties
By LisaBeth Weber
Halloween is a time for costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. It’s also a time for pet safety. Most people know the usual precautions to take for their kids’ well-being when it comes to neighborhood safety and what’s in their candy bag. Of course, you also want to make sure that your pets are safe, too.
When you throw a Halloween party, it’s good to remind your guests not to give “people food” to dogs. If you think your dog may have gotten ahold of some dangerous foods for dogs, whether it was offered or dropped, be on the lookout for symptoms and signs you’ll need to take action.
Veterinarian and professor Dr. Joe Bartges from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Georgia says, “Common symptoms may be primarily GI upset such as vomiting, diarrhea and not eating.”
He continues, “You should call your veterinarian, and a decision should be made as to whether your pet should be seen. If there are seizures, hyperexcitability, collapse or anything other than vomiting and diarrhea, then your pet should be seen. If there is an emergency clinic close by, take them to be examined and don’t wait.”
The bottom line is to be aware of dangerous foods for dogs so that everyone, including your pup, can have a happy Halloween. Here are nine common Halloween party foods that are also dangerous foods for dogs.