FOX Fursday: Jerky Treat Dangers, Halloween Safety Tips - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

FOX Fursday: Jerky Treat Dangers, Halloween Safety Tips

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

This FOX Fursday, it's all about keeping your four-legged friends safe. Halloween can be scary for your pets and there are lots of dangers lurking.

But first, we need to talk about the danger facing pets involving jerky treats.

Emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser joined "Good Day Philadelphia" to share some tips and advice.

First, she discussed the mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets who ate jerky treats. The FDA says most of the jerky treats have been made in China.

Then, she turned to Halloween safety tips. Here is a list of those:

  • Put lighted pumpkins out of reach
  • Keep electrical cords and wires out of sight
  • Chocolate, sugar-free candy, gum and baked products can be toxic
  • Tinfoil, cellophane, plastic candy wrappers and party supplies can be hazardous
  • Make sure your pet wears an ID tag even if they stay in the home
  • Give your pet a quiet, safe place to stay and give them a long-lasting treat
  • Make sure pet costumes don't restrict movement and add reflective tape

Should you need them, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


  • Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:04:46 GMT

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!


Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices