Keep Your Pets Safe this Halloween

Halloween can be a very dangerous time for pets.

According to insurer Nationwide, emergency critical care and toxicology calls to the Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent during the week of Halloween, making it the call center’s busiest time of year.

Pets often gorge on Halloween treats, and pet owners deal with the consequences.

Average claim costs for common problems include chocolate toxicity ($396), raisin toxicity ($547), chewing gum and candy toxicity ($370) and general upset stomach/diarrhea ($282).

Candle burns cost pet owners an average of $175, while ingestion of costume parts costs a whopping $1,788.

Of course, even worse than these costs is the trauma and danger pets endure when they’re exposed to some common Halloween treats and decorations.

Learn more from this helpful infographic.

Bottom line: many of the common things that make Halloween special can be very harmful to your pets.

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