Dog Costumes: If You’ve Got It, Haunt It!
Last year we warned you about the dangers surrounding your pets during Halloween and gave a number of safety tips including:
- Keep the trick-or-treat bowl away.
- Comfort your pet between visitors and put them in another room, away from the front door. (Not all dogs love the doorbell.)
- Keep in mind what you are decorating with and where you are placing it. Curious pets could get singed or knock over lit candles, or may get sick from eating large quantities of pumpkin or decorative corn.
Once you’re aware of the dangers, it’s easy to discover the fun side of this spooky spectacular season!
Remember, for some pets, wearing a costume is a stressful, terrifying experience so only dress up your four legged friend if you know they love their costume. Make sure whatever costume you choose does not inhibit their range of motion, sight, or ability to breathe, bark, or meow. If your pet seems distressed, allergic, or shows abnormal behavior, don’t force them to wear the costume. Instead, a festive bandana or collar or simply letting them strut around in their “birthday suit” is enough.
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