Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Keep Halloween Sweets out of Paw's Reach Infographic

Pet Parents: as Halloween approaches, and throughout the holiday season, be sure your biggest trick is to keep the sweet treats out of your pet’s reach.

Oz in costume keep halloween sweets out of pet's reach

I received the below infographic from Orvis to help remind everyone of the dangers of chocolate to our furry companions. Consider:

Most cases of chocolate poisoning occur around Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Christmas…

Smaller dogs are at greater risk of chocolate poisoning because they can more easily ingest a toxic dose relative to their weight…

The number of calls in 2015 to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center from owners whose pets ingested human food was 14,600…

Dogs and Candy: Sweet Safety Infographic

Dogs and Candy: Sweet Safety Infographic by Orvis.

If you would like to share this infographic as well, you can get the code here.


  1. The peeps don't eat candy or give it out. Darn, I've never had any.

  2. Our peeps don't buy Halloween candy or really eat it much at all. Great post, Oz! Thank you!

  3. Excellent PSA! Believe it or not...we really do not get trick or treaters at our house because we live on a pretty rural road. We are always careful to keep chocolate UP on the counter and out of little paws' reach!

  4. the mama always wants to make this world "better" so she gives small toys or stationary stuff to the kiddos :o)

  5. Very wise post Oz, just the reminder our peeps need this time of year
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Great infographic, this time of year is dangerous to the pets.

  7. Oz that is good advice...except I have to keep the sweets away from mom especially any that are chocolate....she turns into a wild woman when she sees plain dark chocolate
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Great info. We need to tell every buddy
    Lily & Edward

  9. What a great infographic, Oz. We have been lucky...I mean really good pups, and haven't gotten into any chocolate.

    Mama is thinking about giving out pretzels this year. Mostly, to keep her from getting into the chocolate BOL!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Very important post OZ! Thank you
    MR Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Great timing for this important information.

    Love and licks,

  12. This is such a helpful infographic! Halloween can be scary for pups with a sweet tooth.

  13. Great PSA, Oz. We get so few trick or treaters these days that Mom is thinking of cutting her candy purchase way low this year. All the more green papers for dog treats, that's what I say.

    Woos - Lightning

  14. Great advice. Lady and Man don't get trick-or-treaters so we don't have to worry about this.

  15. We pinned....even though we're on top of this, we know many people are not aware. We have sweets around our house quite frequently anyway, so we know the drill! But when we got our first dogs, there was a lot we didn't know, so it's important to get the info out there for everyone!
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

  16. Thank you Oz, for an excellent PSA. My household includes a dog and some pet rats. And, we are always very careful with chocolate because it's not good for our dog, but our pet rats benefit and enjoy their chocolate. In fact, last night we enjoyed some yummy hot cocoa, and Adam (pet rat) really enjoyed his serving. Bittle, our dog, didn't get any.

    I've seen some PSAs that state that chocolate isn't good for pets, and that's not true. Pet rats do not have the toxicity issue that dogs have. Also, as you've wisely shown, it depends on the weight of your dog.

    Thank you.


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