Don't let Halloween spook your
of the 31st October when witches, ghosts and goblins come out to play. It may all be a bit
of 'nightmare on Elm Street,' but to ensure that your dog is safe on Halloween, remember these
four tips from the Humane Society of the United States. Better safe than sorry.
And don't forget to have fun! Happy haunting!
let your dogs eat your treats. Candy, especially chocolate, poses a serious threat to pets.
Give safe, nutritious pet treats instead.
- Avoid costumes for your pet. Pets dislike confining
clothes and masks. Rubber bands cut into skin and cause infection and pain.
- Keep your pet inside. Halloween pranksters sometimes
target pets, even in fenced backyards. Don't take your pet trick-or- treating; it may become
overexcited and break loose or bite. Be sure your dog wears a collar with ID in case it slips
out of the house while you distribute goodies.
- Play keep away. Prevent access to seasonal decorations
such as candles and fireworks with open flames or streamers that could entangle or choke your
For more seasonal advice on how to handle the noisiest
time of the year, visit the Battersea website
Halloween Fun for Dogs
Safe Games for Halloween
- Bobbing for hotdogs.
- What will your dog eat game (Get five things like
Cheese, crackers, rice crackers, cucumber and then lettuce in that order and offer each one
and any dog that eats the lettuce wins a prize.)
- How long will you dog
wear that silly costume hat without pawing it off their head game!
Reprinted with permission of Takeyourpet.com from Newsletter (14
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