All Hallows’ Eve, or in canine lingo, All Howls’ Eve, is one of the most anticipated nights of the year.
Trick-or-treaters, colorful costumes, and spooky sweets are only a few ways to celebrate, but dogs may see these festivities in a very different way.
Loud music, large groups of people, and strange foods and sounds can be very unnerving for a dog.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your lucky dog safe this Halloween:
- Candy is dangerous — Chocolate, in any form, along with artificial sweeteners in candy, is poisonous to dogs. Should your dog ingest chocolate or candy, contact your local animal poison control center.
- Keep your dog indoors —Strangers walking by, including pranksters, may scare, tease or injure your pet throughout the night. Keep your dog indoors and away from the trick-or-treater door just to be on the safe side.
- Costumes can be stressful — Although they may look cute in them, some dogs don’t appreciate wearing clothes. This may cause unnecessary stress and anxiety. Only keep your dog in a costume if they are completely comfortable and relaxed wearing it.
- Keep your home hazard-free — Lit pumpkins, glow sticks, electric and non-electric decorations could be dangerous your pet accidentally knock them over. Keep your dog confined to a designated safe area.
Happy Halloween to you and your lucky dog!