Thanks to our friends at FetchFind.com for providing these tips for canine safety at Halloween!
Tip #1 - it's okay to leave your dog home. There is activity everywhere, candy on the ground and general chaos. While taking your dog for a walk is a great idea, it might be better to get them out before trick-or-treating starts and leave them home instead.
Tip #2 - don't force a costume. Some pets don't enjoy being restricted in a costume or wearing something on their head that obscures their vision. If you MUST get that Insta-worthy photo, do it quickly, and give them a reward for being such a good dog.
Tip #3 - keep them secure. Make sure your dog is secure in the house and is wearing their ID tags in the event they get out. We recommend giving them a comfy spot in a private room with soothing music playing to help them stay calm.
Tip #4 - know what to do in the event of an emergency. Keep the phone number of the nearest emergency pet hospital in your phone in the event of trouble and know the signs of chocolate or xylitol toxicity in your pet. Here is a great article from the AKC LINK.
But the most important tip of all is to ensure that you show your dog love on this fun and exciting day. Take them for a walk, give them a healthy treat or extra belly rubs. This will go a long way to ensure that Halloween is a fun day for them too.For the care and love of dogs,
Dave Knoepfle, Founder + CEO,
COAST+RANGE | Personalized Nutrition For Dogs