Halloween can be a ghostly good time. Candy, costumes, and frights in the night can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, our pets don’t necessarily agree. For them, it can be a stressful night that causes anxiety.

Costumes are fun for people, but not necessarily for your pets. Don’t dress up your pet unless you know they enjoy it. Make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe and doesn’t restrict movement, vision, hearing, or ability to breathe or bark. Avoid costumes with small or dangling accessories that the pet could chew off and possibly choke on. Make sure that costumed pets are supervised at all times. If costumes are not your pet’s favorite attire, a festive bandana can usually do the trick!

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

James Herriot

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

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