‘Tis the season for tricks and treats! To keep this day of costumed guests, parties, and sweet treats festive and fun take a few precautions to keep your pup safe. Whether your dog is skittish, curious, or eats everything in sight, there are plenty of ways for him to get himself into trouble. Just use your senses!
With so many trick-or-treaters passing by, it’s the perfect opportunity for your pup to make his great escape! Before the throng of costumes parade by, make sure your dog has its collar and identification tags on, just in case he makes it past the door. If you have a dog that loves to spend time outside in the crisp, cool weather be sure to keep a close watch or keep them indoors for the night. Some use Halloween as an excuse for mischief and, unfortunately, your dog might find himself involved in the shenanigans.
Even the most well-tempered dog might get nervous with the sounds of strangers at the door and the constant doorbell ringing. Keep your pup calm and let him know he’s safe throughout the night. For anxiety prone dogs, it may be best to keep someone by his side with dog approved treats.
Though chocolate is the biggest offender, it’s a good idea to keep your candy stash tucked away from your dog. Don’t forget about the wrappers! Ambitious dogs may try to snatch up the remnants of your sweet treats by inhaling the wrappers, but these candy wrappers may cause a blockage that’s potentially dangerous for your dog.
Who doesn’t love decorations? Curious canines sure do! Shining lights, electrical cords, tassels, and ribbons. With so much to discover, it could be easy for your dog to get caught up playing with all of the new “toys’. If your dog ingests these stringy decorations, it could possibly cause serious complications.
Halloween should be a time of lighthearted tricks and oh-so-sweet treats but with so much fun to be had, there’s a lot of room for your dog to get himself in trouble. You can keep your pup safe and sound with these tips so Halloween stays fun for all.