HALLOWEEN: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has issued a warning to people not to forget their domestic pets this halloween.
The AVMA said that the holiday can be truly frightening and a little hazardous for pets.
"While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, pets can be alarmed by the new activity and strange costumes. Many dogs feel they are the guardians of their homes, and they can feel threatened if a stranger comes into their area," says Doctor Clark K. Fobian, president of the AVMA.
"If your pet is apprehensive in these situations, you need to be sensitive to that and make preparations before Halloween to keep your dog or cat from becoming confused and fleeing your home or perhaps even biting somebody," Dr Fobian added.
Dr. Fobian said that people should consider putting their pets into a safe place over the halloween period, such as inside a crate with a favorite toy or pet treat, or inside a room with the door closed.
Here are some other tips from the AVMA to help keep your pet happy and healthy this Halloween:
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