Hello and welcome to the October/November edition of PetFocus Magazine.

It’s the season for spooky goings on, huddling around bonfires and feasting on toffee apples, and while this might be lots of fun for us, our pets might not be feeling the same way. Besides the stress that loud bangs, costumes and other surprises might cause, our animals will be surrounded by tempting treats that could be potentially harmful.

In this issue, poisons expert Jane Ellison shares some useful safety tips for Halloween and Bonfire Night that could help you to avoid an unexpected visit to the vet. As Jane explains, “accidents will always happen, but having a sense of risk assessment will help you plan a course of action, should it be required.”

October also marks the 90th anniversary of Guide Dogs, and with plenty to celebrate we chat to Colin Vince, regional head of operations in the Midlands and East, about the charity’s vital work.

Wishing you and your pets a safe and spooktacular autumn!

Best wishes

The PetFocus team

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