As the excitement of Halloween costumes and candy is quickly approaching, the team at Pampered Pets wishes your families and furry friends a joyful and safe holiday. We love seeing all your pups in their Halloween costumes! Make sure to keep sending photos in for the costume contest.
I also want to remind everyone to take extra precautions during the holiday to ensure your dogs remain comfortable, safe and secure throughout the festivities. Below, you will find more information on how to safeguard your pets, and how to make this and future Halloweens an enjoyable and worry-free experience for everyone.
How to make Halloween safer for your pup
Halloween can be a real spooky experience for your dog. With all of the costumes, masks, decorations and strangers at your doorstep, there are measures you can take to ensure their safety:
- Ensure your pets steer clear of any Halloween treats. Chocolates and sugary treats can be harmful to our four-legged friends.
- Confirm your pets have proper identification, making it easier to locate them if they happen to escape. This includes a microchip, collar or ID tag.
- Keep Halloween decorations, such as candles, jack-o-lanterns and other adornments out of your pet’s reach.
- If you plan on dressing your pup up for the holiday, make sure their costume fits snugly, lacks loose or chewable components and doesn’t obstruct hearing, breathing or vision.
News fur you
Adopt-A-Dog + National Animal Safety & Protection Month
October marks National Adopt-A-Dog month, a tradition that has been observed since 1981. The purpose of this holiday is to bring attention to the approximately 3-4 million animals currently residing in shelters, eagerly awaiting their forever homes. If you have been contemplating adding a new canine companion to your life, this is the perfect time to visit a shelter and make a difference in your life and theirs.