Halloween is upon us and it is a holiday that many enjoy with their pets. It’s a holiday that we have truly morphed into our own as pet owners. While it’s nice to be able to share some Halloween activities with your dog, it is important to keep their safety in mind, and be understanding if they don’t want to participate.
Halloween has dangers other than what many might consider the most obvious, candy. Decorations, ill-fitting costumes on them, anxiety from the constant doorbell ringing, anxiety from trick-or-treaters dressed in costumes or masks, scary yard displays, and the general commotion that takes place on Halloween, all can be a risk for your dog.
One easy step that all dog owners can do, regardless of how their dog celebrates Halloween, is to make sure your dog has proper identification. Even if you are planning on having your dog stay indoors, don’t take any risks. Make sure that if your dog was to get lost, it would be clear for anyone who found him or her, how to identify your dog and get them home safely.