No. 1: Provide safe treats.

  • Chocolate contains theobromine, a substancethat can be toxic to your pet.
  • Sticks on caramel apples can be swallowed and cause choking ordamage to internal organs.
  • Candy can upset the stomach, resulting in diarrhea orvomiting.
  • Packaging can cause choking or an intestinal blockage.
  • Foil wrappers can become as dangerous as razors whenswallowed.

Animal Poison Control

No. 2: Keep pets indoors.

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