NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- With the exception of a creepy costume or a well-done haunted house, Halloween is rarely a truly scary experience for the average person. But things are a bit different for dogs and other pets.Pet health insurance company PetPlan looked at its claims data and found the week around Halloween to be among the most dangerous times of year for pets. As you might expect, candy is the biggest culprit -- claims related to candy ingestion rise 284% in the week following the holiday, and the average vet bill will run you around $500. As most dog owners know, chocolate is poisonous to dogs, and according to the company, an ounce of dark chocolate can poison a 50-pound dog. So when your kids dump out their candy haul at the end of the night, be sure to keep the dog out of the room.
|From candy overdoses to dangerous costumes, Halloween can be a spooky celebration for your pets.|