Store-bought fake blood products used in Halloween costumes are unlikely to pose a pet safety issue, because they are nontoxic, Dr. Flint says, but she cautions pet parents to always check package ingredients. The best precaution is to keep potentially tempting products away from curious noses and mouths.
Homemade fake blood can be quite appealing to pets because it often includes ingredients like powdered sugar, corn syrup, corn starch and food coloring. And some recipes contain a small amount of chocolate (usually cocoa powder or chocolate syrup), she notes.
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