MADISON (WKOW)-- If you're planning to dress up your pet for Halloween, animal-health officials ask that you keep safety in mind.
Yvonne Bellay, with Wisconsin's consumer-protection agency say while costumes look cute on dogs and cats, they can actually endanger their health. She says some animals get stressed or have allergic reactions to costumes. She suggests that pet owners try the costumes on their animals before Halloween to see whether the experience distresses them.
Bellay also recommends avoiding masks on pets, or at least using masks with large enough holes not to restrict their vision or breathing. Other possible Halloween dangers include: dangling costume pieces, which could be a choking hazard, access to chocolate, and lit jack-o-lanterns, which can be fire hazards.
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