Teach them Tricks but keep them out of the Treats!
Candies containing chocolate or xylitol (an artificial sweetener) are toxic to dogs. Candy wrappers can also cause problems for your pooch. For your pup’s safety, make sure he/she does not get into the Halloween loot!
Costumes are fun, but may be especially scary to some dogs!
Dogs may not recognize friends or even family when you are in costume. To help him/her deal with your sudden transformation into a ghoul or goblin, you may want to let your dog smell the costume ahead of time, or change into your costume after you’ve left the house.
This is also true of their reactions to other animals in costume. Their best buddy from the dog park may look very different in costume, so make sure that your pet does not feel trapped or overwhelmed during the holiday festivities.
And though we think pets are cute in costume, please remember that your pet may not be as impressed with the costume you’ve picked out. Themed bandanas are the perfect way to be festive while still being low-key.
Don’t forget the most important part of any good Halloween costume:
Have a fun and safe HOWL-O-WEEN!