It’s finally October, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you and your adorable canine or cat are dressing up as. There are many Halloween costumes out there for dogs and cats, but not all are safely designed. So, if you are dressing up your pet this Halloween season, please consider these tips to keep your pets safer.
Before the big day of October 31st, it’s best to try out the costume on your dog or cat. Watch to see how he/she reacts to it. If they seem stressed or anxious while wearing it, then it’s probably best to pick a different costume. Really when it comes to pets, less is more.
Don’t Limit Mobility:
Mobility is something very important and essential to dogs and cats. You should not put them into something where they can not sit, lay, or walk. They need to have the ability to eat, drink and go to the bathroom.
Watch for Choking Hazards:
If your dog or cat has a tendency to chew on things, then you should probably choose a costume that does not have any potential choking hazards.
If you plan on taking your pet trick-or-treating with you, then you definitely need to make sure that it is visible, to prevent any accidents. Do not dress your black lab as Darth Vader, he/she will literally blend into the darkness of night.
Lastly, If you do not have plans to dress your pet up, and are currently going away from home this Halloween, then consider sending your pet to a boarding facility like Aldens Kennels. At Aldens Kennels, your dog or cat will be safe, well-taken care of, and exercised during their entire stay!