Pets and Halloween treats are not a good mix. First of all, the treats are not just out at the one day, rather we begin to eat them or have them out a month or more in advance, as any trip to the store will prove. Our pets are not meant to have sugar and syrupy treats. We all know that Chocolate is a fatal mix for dogs (or at the very least can be).
We keep treats out for people who come in to have a taste (right?). I do believe it is more for us, who cannot resist a taste as we walk first by the bowl, then again, then right up to the bowl and getting a treat for ourselves. It is widely accepted to keep these treats in an open bowl; however, our pets see this as an open invitation.
This open invitation is an invitation to disease and illness. Just look at the number of pets being treated for diabetes, a few years ago this was unheard of. Diabetes is of course an example; we need to feed our pet’s good food and only what they need. Not over indulge them in people food because we transfer out thoughts and, oh yes, wishes to them. We have so humanized our pets that we are not doing them even a fraction of good, that we so profess to want for them. www.bluecollarpetfood.com
So let’s make a Halloween Resolution to not feed our pet’s people food or treats. If we must give a treat let it is a treat made for them and let it be a treat good for them.