TULSA - Halloween is often a favorite holiday -- especially for children -- but the festivities can also bring well-known dangers.
Less familiar, however, are the hazards household pets can face come October 31.
Oklahoma State's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences released a list of common pitfalls Tuesday. Take a look.
- Chocolate contains chemicals that are dangerous to pets; the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous
- Candy and other sweet foods can be poisonous to pets and in large quantities it can be fatal
- Xylitol (sugar substitute) used in sugar-free gum/candy, nicotine gum, toothpaste, baked goods and chewable vitamins is highly poisonous to dogs and can cause low blood sugar and liver damage resulting in vomiting, seizures and collapse
- Grapes and raisins are extremely poisonous to dogs
- Candy wrappers can sometimes cause a life-threatening bowel obstruction, which may require surgery to correct
- Glow sticks and glow jewelry contents, often ingested by cats, can cause mouth pain and irritation
- Costumes can impair vision, movement or air intake; beads or other small parts can cause poisoning if swallowed; dying or coloring your pet's fur can be harmful
- Candles can burn curious noses and wagging tails