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Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Halloween

Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Miramax and Rough House Pictures present an R rated, 106 minute, Horror, Thriller, directed by David Gordon Green, screenplay by Green and Danny McBride with a theatre release date of October 19, 2018.

Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Original Film and Scholastic Entertainment present a 90 minute, PG, Adventure, Comedy, Family film directed by Ari Sandel, written and story by Rob Lieber with a theatre release date of October 12, 2018.

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The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation wishes you and your pets a happy and safe Halloween. Below please find some safety tips to make sure your pet has a safe and you an enjoyable Halloween!
  • Never leave your 4-legged loved ones outside during Halloween. Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who play pranks that could seriously harm your pet.
  • Remember to keep candy out of reach of your pets. Chocolate is extremely dangerous, as are many of the wrappers.
  • If your pet is typically skittish give them a nice quiet, safe place in the house so they don't become frightened.
  • If your pet is social and you would like them to be part of the Halloween festivities, it's best to keep them leashed in the event they become spooked and try to dart out the door.
  • Make sure your animals are properly tagged and micro-chipped in the event of escape.
  •  Don't dress up pets unless they love it. If you do dress them up make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. Avoid restriction of movement, vision, hearing or the ability to breathe or vocalize. Costumes should not contain small dangling accessories that could be consumed or cause choking.
  •  Restrict your pet's access to decorations. Jack o' lanterns with candles are obvious fire hazards, but cats can also get tangled in streamers. Pets can also become ill from eating holiday decor.
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Halloween is in just a few days, which means frightening family fun—from costume contests to trick-or-treating—is right around the corner. Although Halloween is filled with light-hearted tricks and treats, it’s important to keep safety in mind for every member of the family—including your pets. Halloween can pose a number of potential safety hazards for pets, who tend to experience high levels of stress due to the hustle and bustle of the holiday. Here are a few tips from American Humane to keep you and your four-legged family members safe and happy this Halloween:

  • Costumes, while cute, can be dangerous for pets. Costume contests are popular around Halloween, and it’s tempting to want to dress up your four-legged friend in their own costume. After all, who can resist dressing up a pet in a cute witch’s cape or antlers? But if you do choose to dress your pet up in costume, make sure they can move in it comfortably and most importantly, safely. Avoid costumes that require tying anything around your pet’s neck that can choke them, or costumes that hang to the ground that they may stumble over. Let your pet be the judge. If they struggle and are uncomfortable, then maybe it’s best to let them stay dressed as a Corgi rather than a ghost!
  • Keep your pet away from harmful Halloween candy and food. Before you give in to your pet’s pleading eyes and feed them that Halloween candy bar, be aware of the harmful consequences of feeding human food to any animal. Chocolate—especially baking chocolate—can be deadly to a dog, so keep all such goodies well out of reach. The other lurking danger during Halloween is a substance called Xylitol. This is a low-calorie sweetener found most commonly in gum and candy. It can be potentially lethal when consumed, even in small quantities. To reduce temptation, feed your pet before any guests arrive so they will be less likely to beg and steal food. Tell your guests of any house rules regarding your pet, such as not feeding them scraps from the table.
  • If nicotine and alcohol will be consumed in your home this Halloween, be extra vigilant to keep these items out of your pet’s reach. These substances can be highly toxic—even deadly—to animals.
  • Keep your home a safe space for your pet. Animals can get stressed with the hustle and bustle of guests and trick-or-treaters. It’s best to keep your pets indoors and provide them with a safe, quiet, escape-proof room where they can be removed from the energy and excitement of the holiday. Remember to provide plenty of food and water, and let your pet catch up on some Zs!
  • As trick-or-treaters come to your door, there will be many opportunities for your pets to slip out unnoticed. Make sure that your pets always wear current identification tags, consider having your pets microchipped if you haven’t already—and watch the door!

Halloween, and all the spooky fun that accompanies the holiday, is best enjoyed when the entire family is safe and happy. Follow these tips, and your pet will have just as much fun as you and your kids this Halloween! Be sure to visit our holiday tips page for even more helpful advice to help you and your pets with some of the other upcoming holidays.

About American Humane

American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877.

For more information please visit www.AmericanHumane.org.

Talkin' Pets 10/22/16

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Author Abigail Tucker will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/22/16 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book "The Lion in the Living Room" How House Cats Tamed Us And Took Over The World

Dave Merrick, President of Neutricks, LLC. will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/22/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away Neutricks for Dogs & Cats

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us here at Talkin' Pets

Host - Jon Patch

Co-host - Dr. Adriana Odachowski

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Ben

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - DR. MERLIN TUTTLE is an ecologist, wildlife photographer, and conservationist who has studied bats worldwide for more than fifty years will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/31/15 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his book THE SECRET LIVES OF BATS

Calendars make great gifts and thanks to Workman Publishing Talkin' Pets will be giving away 2016 animal & pet calendars during all 3 hours of the show 10/31/15 Happy Halloween

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Jon Patch - Host
Dr. Vince & Dr. Lisa Centonze = Vet/Cohost
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Ben - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests - Kim Giebel, Casting Director of Doron Ofir Casting will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss a new television pet talk show and her search for talent
John Davidson from BioFog creators of Scoe10X The Ultimate Odor Eliminator will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/24/15 at 630 PM EST to trick or treat give away Scoe10X to Talkin' Pets listeners for Halloween
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Oakland, CA…On October 25 & 26, Oakland Zoo and Bay Area Science Festival team up for Boo at the Zoo. The Halloween and science themed weekend features a spooky scavenger hunt for kids, costume parade, up-close animal encounters, freaky interactive stations, face painting, and a Wildlife Theater presentation focused on creepy crawly animals. Family friendly activities will take place throughout the Zoo, including a treat table where families can create Halloween goodies for the Zoo’s animals. "Oakland Zoo's Boo at the Zoo is a great way for families to celebrate Halloween in a safe, fun enriching environment,” said Erin Harrison, Senior Manager of Marketing & Events. “From candy consumption to watching animals enjoy pumpkin treats to learning about science in a whole new way, this event has it all - there's something for everyone to enjoy" 

Boo at the Zoo is a day-time opportunity for families to bring out their noble Ninja Turtles, tiny Tinker Bells, precious Princesses, and spectacular Superheroes to an outdoor adventure filled with spooktackular fun. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is the official chocolate sponsor of Boo at the Zoo – offering sweet samples for the treat bags, which will be located in Oakland Zoo’s Adventure Landing. Boo at the Zoo is open from 10:00am – 3:00pm, with the costume parade taking place at 11:00am & 1:00pm. Admission prices are $11.75 for children/seniors and $15.75 for adults. Parking is $8.00 per car. Boo at the Zoo activities are included with general admission.

Boo at the Zoo’s Daily Details:

  • Spooky Scavenger Hunt: search for clues in the scavenger hunt and receive treat bags.
  • Children in costumes (ages 2-14) receive a free ride ticket.
  • Costume parade at 11:00am and 1:00pm with the Zoo’s mascot, Roosevelt.
  • Wildlife Theater Animal Encounters at 11:30am and 12:15pm.
  • Science stations will feature “Zoombie” animals, monster myths, and sensory skills – touch the foods zoo animals like to eat.
  • Craft Halloween creations for Zoo animals.
  • Meet the Oakland Fire Department.
  • Get batty with festive face painting.

Corporate Sponsors of Boo at the Zoo:

  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  • Bay Area Science Festival
  • KOFY TV
  • KPIX5/KBCW
  • Primal Pet Foods

“Treat” Sponsors of Boo at the Zoo:

  • Annie’s
  • Gimbal’s Fine Candies
  • American Licorice
  • Jelly Belly
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • GoGo Squeeze
  • LARABAR
  • Plum Organics (Jammy Sammy)
  • Safeway
  • Sysco

Local Organizations Attending Boo at the Zoo:

  • Oakland Fire Department
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Bay Area Puma Project
  • Felidae Conservation Fund
  • Primal Pet Foods
  • KOFY TV
  • Nylon Zoo

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO

The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

ABOUT BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Oakland Zoo will host a booth at Bay Area Science Festival’s Discovery Day event at AT&T Park on Saturday November 1. The Bay Area Science Festival has collaborated with several esteemed leaders in the corporate and academic worlds to present these and many more events.  Featured sponsors include the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, First Tech Federal Credit Union, the Clorox Company, ThermoFisher Scientific, Autodesk, Bayer and Agilent Technologies. For more information on the festival as a whole and for details on specific events, please visit the BASF website at http://www.bayareascience.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @bayareascience and like us on Facebook: facebook.com/bayareascience.

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Oakland, CA, November 8, 2013…Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. In the last few days, truckloads of donations from local pumpkin patches have been arriving at the Zoo and zookeepers are making sure to put the orange edibles to good use. Zoo guests can see animals feasting on the orange goodies well beyond October. Besides being edible for many creatures, zookeepers transform the pumpkins into enrichment items such as food containers for geese, carved puzzles for meerkats, and play toys for tigers to tear apart. 

“We are thrilled to receive these pumpkin donations each year,” said Colleen Kinzley, Director of Animal Care, Conservation, and Research. “Animals such as elephants, chimpanzees, baboons, goats, and camels enjoy eating and playing with the pumpkins. In the case of others like the lions, bats, geese, and meerkats, we use the pumpkins as feeding devices by carving holes into the pumpkins and hiding treats inside.”


Oakland Zoo would like to thank Moore’s Pumpkin Patch and Holly Prinz of Pick of the Patch Pumpkins. These generous donations will make it possible for our animals to enjoy pumpkin treats for many months to come.  





ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area’s award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

For more than 75 years, the East Bay Zoological Society EBZS has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, the Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

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Leave your pets out of Halloween festivities

  • Before the trick-or-treating starts, put your pets in a quiet room where they will be safe from all the Halloween activity.
  • Even if you are just having friends over for a Halloween party, keep your pets away from the festivities in their safe room. Masks and costumes change how people look and smell to a pet, so even familiar people may become frightening.
  • When going out trick-or-treating, leave your dog at home. Dogs can be easily excited by the Halloween commotion, and a bite or lost dog will quickly end the evening’s fun.

Keep treats out of reach

  • After you've let your pets out of their safe room, place treats safely in a high cabinet secured with a lock or child-safety latch. Many foods, such as chocolate, gum, and xylitol (a sweetener used in many foods) are hazardous to them.
  • Keep treats away from your children unless you are observing them. Children may make the harmful mistake of sharing with their four-legged friends.
  • Keep on hand the number for the 24-hour ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline: 888-426-4435. (The hotline charges a fee of $65 per case.) If you suspect your pet has eaten something that's bad for her, call your veterinarian or the Poison Control Center immediately.

Avoid the dangers of decorating

  • Introduce your pets to their safe room before you decorate indoors. Changes to your home can make your pets, especially cats, nervous or frightened.
  • Never leave your pets alone with Halloween decorations.
  • Be aware of which decorations pose threats. Some hazards are obvious, like lit candles (fire hazards and toxic to birds if scented). Here's a partial list of other dangerous decorations: rubber eyeballs (choking risk), glow sticks and fake blood (possible poisons), fake cobwebs (can choke or entangle pets and wildlife), potpourri (toxic to birds), and strung lights.

Head off outdoor horrors

  • Bring your pets indoors before night falls. Cats are always safest inside with you, but on Halloween it’s especially important to secure all pets inside.
  • In case they escape, make sure that all of your pets are wearing tags with current IDs (and consider microchipping them). Opening the door repeatedly for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of opportunities for a pet to slip outside and disappear into the night. Proper ID will help you reunite with your lost pet.

Visit humanesociety.org/halloween for the full list.

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