Be aware of pet safety this Halloween

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - With doorbell ringing, costumes and candy eating this Halloween, you need to be aware of dog safety.

“With Halloween decorations, you want to be careful they are not going to be chewing and eating any of the plastic or ingesting any of those chemicals,” says Michelle Perez from the Nevada Humane Society.

Even though dogs shouldn’t be eating any chocolate, it doesn’t mean they can’t get a treat.

“Dogs really enjoy pumpkin; you just want to make sure they are having a good time with them, and they are being safe and they are not choking in any of the pieces,” says Perez.

But all that door-knocking may stress a dog out. Perez recommends you put your pet in a bedroom with some relaxing music, water and food, making sure they are safe when the trick-or-treaters come around.

If you want to dress up your four-legged pal, make sure the costume is designed for pets and they feel comfortable in it.

“You don’t want anything too tight, going to be restricting, restricting their vision or anything like that,” says Perez.