PETS AND COSTUMES AND TREATING, OH HAI

Halloween Shouldn’t be Spooky for Pets

WHO'S DRESSING WHOM?

WHO’S DRESSING WHOM?

while some pets think it’s a hoot others can truly be frightened by all of the noises and costumes, get lost or trick you by eating something foolish. Halloween can be a joy for animals but for trick-or-treat novice dogs and cats, extra love may be required to keep the scares all in good fun

TRICKS OF THE TRADE:

Dressing up is fun for humans, but may not be a favorite pastime for every pet 

Creativity and comfort count

  •  avoid any costumes with tight elastic bands or props that might constrict circulation, motion or breathing 
  • avoid costumes with toxic paints, dyes or pieces that are edible or swallow size

Remember it all may be new for some pets

people and other pets in costumes can be intriguing

  • masks, large hats and props can confuse some pets and could trigger territorial instincts
  • your dog may try to protect you from people or pets in unusual costumes giving mixed signals
  • your dog can be fascinated by costumes and wander off, keep them close by and safe

Trick or Treat

Each pet reacts differently to

parties & new places

decorations & open flames

lights & sounds

crowds & visitors

REMEMBER: DOG TREATS FOR DOGS & CAT TREATS FOR CATS

Fake cobwebs aren’t for eating & chocolates are only for people

Xylitol also makes for expensive animal ER visits caused by sugar-free gum & maybe that’s why it tastes so awful

Note: Black cats just get the night off with the bedroom to themselves