Vets Urge Pet Owners To Keep Candy Away From Their Four-Legged Friends

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:27am

MCALLEN - With a high influx of Halloween candy coming into most homes tonight, pet owners are reminded to be careful with the candy around their cats and dogs. Almost any candy is bad for animals, but especially milk and dark chocolate.

One Upper Valley Vet said even just a few pieces of candy can kill small animals.

So when the kids come home, make sure the candy stays out of reach from interested and hungry pets.

Also vets recommend to be careful with loose animals when answering the door for Trick-Or-Treaters.

"Dogs can run out the door and get run over. Also they may bite a child or another person, so I would definitely be careful. Maybe have them back in a room, shut them in the bedroom if they seem like it's going to be a bit of an issue," said Amanda Roge, Nolana Animal Hospital Vet.

Vets also want to remind people to be careful with the candy wrappings as well. Make sure if you throw them away, they aren't in a trash can a pet can easily get into.

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