PetSmart® Provides Howl-O-Ween Pet Safety Tips
-- October 23, 2012
WHAT: Safety during Halloween extends to the entire family including pets.
These safety tips from PetSmart will help ensure pet parents and their pets
have a safe and fun Howl-O-Ween.
*Keep them happy. “Before having pets join in the Halloween fun, it’s
important to assess whether your pet will be comfortable participating or
if the festivities will cause undue stress,” says Dr. Simon Starkey, pet
care expert at PetSmart. “Pets may be alarmed to find a ghost or witch at
the front door, so make sure there’s a quiet space away from all the
activity in case your pet needs it.”
*Make sure treats are pet friendly. Many Halloween treats are not pet
friendly, especially those containing chocolate. Make sure to choose
pet-safe treats to celebrate, such as GREENIES^® Dental Chews, which also
keep pets’ teeth clean and ensure their breath isn’t scary.
*Keep them safe. If you plan to walk your dog around the neighborhood in
the evening, make sure he's properly outfitted and at ease around
strangers and crowds. An adult should always have control of the dog’s
leash, and reflective leashes, collars or ID tags are essential
accessories. Some pet costumes also offer safety features such as the
glow-in-the-dark Martha Stewart Pets™ black Halloween skeleton costume.
*Decorations without danger. Halloween decorations can be scary, but should
not be dangerous. Pet parents need to make sure curious cats and dogs are
unable to reach lights, decorations, candles and other festive items.
VISUALS: High-resolution images of PetSmart costumes and reflective
accessories are available. Please contact Danielle Bickelmann at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-341-2503.
For more information, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177.
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of
services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs
approximately 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,249 pet stores in the
United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 194 in-store PetSmart^®
PetsHotel^® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider
of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart
provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and
offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp^SM
day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities,
Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization and the
largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more
than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare
organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart
Charities^®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets.
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GolinHarris for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
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