Halloween Pet Safety Tips from Johnna Devereaux, Clinical Pet Nutritionist (CPN) from Bow Wow Labs
Ghosts, goblins and candy galore are all in good fun on Halloween, but some of these things can downright frightening and dangerous for pets.
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Paws off the sweets: Keep candy and sugary treats away from your pups! Store candy higher than counter height to avoid Fido from counter surfing and consuming toxic chocolate, dangerous sugars or other potential hazardous ingredients.
Spooky attire: Kids in costumes can be scary for some dogs. Keep your dog safe and out of harm's way by keeping them inside.
Door patrol: Have a busy neighborhood for trick-or-treaters?
Decorate mindfully: Because dogs love to put new things in their mouth—keep decorations off the floor where inquiring pups can't reach.
Fire safety: Lit jack-o-lanterns are a Halloween must—just make sure they are far from where furry tails can knock them over or get burned!
Comfort is best: Dogs in costumes are super cute—but only if the dog is comfortable wearing one. Make sure whatever you use to dress your pup for Halloween fits correctly and does not restrain them from seeing, breathing, or moving normally. Bandannas, capes, and festive accessories are a great alternative to full costumes.
Safe zone: Creating a secure space for your dog to relax in will be sure to keep them stress-free during the high-traffic and spooky celebrations. A few things to include in the safe zone: their bed, crate, water bowl, favorite toy, etc.
Keep in mind: You'll want to make sure that whatever you give them to chew on is SAFE. After all, you won't be able to supervise them while you host a party or greet trick-or-treaters at the door.
Bow Wow Labs, Inc. has developed a new product, Bully Buddy, that will ensure your dog is safe while chewing on the much-loved bully stick treat. Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-