Dog Lover Tips of the Day! Halloween and Your Dog

Halloween & Your Dog

It is not just the candy that you have to worry about when it comes to your pets.

Here are some simple suggestions:

  1. Walk your dog before the trick-or-treaters start to visit because the children wearing costumes may easily frighten dogs.
  2. Keep your dog in a safe place so that they cannot run out the front door.  The continuous opening and closing of the front door can be an opportunity for your pet to take off.
  3. If you have a puppy, keep decorations out of their reach.  If you have a lit pumpkin, ensure that it is in a secure location and that your dog cannot jump up and knock it over.
  4. Make sure that if you purchase a costume for your pet, it does not have any dangling pieces or buttons as they can be choking hazard.  While costumes may fun for you, they should not impair your pets’ movement, hearing, breathing or ability to eat and drink.
  5. Halloween can be a night of mischief.  So it is probably not a good idea to let your pet out in the back yard unattended.  Even if you have an invisible fence, your pet may be frightened and could run through it. Image
  6. Lastly, it’s not a great idea to bring your dog trick-or-treating.  Even a well-trained dog may become difficult to handle if he or she is frightened.  It is much safer to leave the pups at home on Halloween.

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2 responses to “Dog Lover Tips of the Day! Halloween and Your Dog

  1. Good points- my rottie didn’t like a child’s glow in dark skeleton costume and barked at a child who became frightened and yelled. This agitated my rottie. No more walks during Halloween for him.

  2. Pingback: Frightening Foods (and Drinks) for Your Halloween Bash | Dilettante Deconstructed

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