Halloween can be such a fun and exciting holiday, but it can also be scary and sometimes dangerous for our four-legged pals. Today, we are going to walk you through some very important safety tips to ensure that you and your pet have a safe Halloween.
- No Candy… For Your Dog
Candy is for the two-legged guests only, so make sure the candy bowl is in a spot where your pets cannot reach it. We all know that chocolate is dangerous to dogs, but candies that have artificial sweeteners can also be bad for them.
- Keep Pets Indoors
If you and your family are going to be away from the house on Halloween Night, make sure to put your dog inside the house before you leave. There will be a lot of commotion that night, and it could be really scary for them. Keeping your pup inside the house ensures that they won’t get out of the yard while trying to run away from the loud noises and strangers in costumes.
- Trick-or-Treating Might Not Be For Them
If you are staying at home and handing out candy, you may want to consider keeping your dog in a secure and quiet room while guests are coming and going. Your dog could be anxious with all of the visitors, screaming, and doorbell ringing going on and it could stress them out. You don’t want them to get scared and try to run off through the open door while you are handing out candy. And you also don’t want them to get too excited and knock over a small guest. You know your dog better than anyone, so you know how much they can handle. Be prepared to be flexible in your plans for Halloween. It is better to be safe than sorry.
- Costume Safety
The most important thing to remember to keep comfort and safety the number one priority. If they are uncomfortable or anxious with a full costume, try a festive bandana or a collar instead. Or you can try one of our popular cowboy hats.
- Light Up the Night
If you are taking your dog treat or treating with you, make sure they have some lights on them. They can be hard to see in the dark. You can try a light that hangs off their collar, a light up collar, or light up leash, or all three! And don’t forget their ID tags, just in case.
Those are a couple of the really important tips to remember this Halloween. Looking for Halloween treats for your dog? Dogologie has special Halloween cookies from Bo Jangles. We also have a Pumpkin Halloween Treat from MyDoggy. We have Halloween toys too. Dogologie is here to make your Halloween the best one yet!