Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

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Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween is just on its way, and it is a fun time to celebrate with your family & pets. Among the hustle & bustle of the Halloween, all the dog owners need to take their furry companion’s safety into consideration otherwise all the spookiness of the Halloween eve could become a nightmare to him. By taking proper precautions, you can ensure that your furry friend will be able to enjoy the whole eve without getting exposed to any vulnerable situation.

All dogs have a natural instinct to protect their home & family members from suspicious strangers. On a Halloween night, seeing the arrival of the strangers or their unusual activities can really freak them out or make them agitated. While you get all involved in the tricks & treats of Halloween, make sure to keep preventative steps to keep your dog safe this Halloween.

All dogs have a natural instinct to protect their home & family members from suspicious strangers. On a Halloween night, seeing the arrival of the strangers or their unusual activities can really freak them out or make them agitated. While you get all involved in the tricks & treats of Halloween, make sure to keep preventative steps to keep your dog safe this Halloween.

We’ve rounded up a few Halloween safety tips to keep your dog safe & secure:

Keep all the trick or treats candy away from your dog

One of the most important things that all the dog owners need to understand & take care of is that trick or treats are not meant to be consumed by dogs. Dogs should not be given chocolate as it can cause chocolate poisoning in them. All forms of chocolate should be kept away from dogs as it can cause toxicity in their bodies. Halloween candies are filled with artificial sweeteners which  can cause many health issues in your furry companion,

Keep the glow stick away from your dog

The next important that every dog owner needs to is to consider keeping all the glow sticks away from their furry companion. As we all are aware of the fact that dogs love to chew over things they find interesting. Although glow stick is great for amping the Halloween drama if your dog gets hold of it then it can result in making them nauseous. The glow stick doesn’t have any toxic substance in it but you should always. keep it away from your dog.

Pick the costume carefully

The next thing that every dog owner needs to take care of is picking the costumes for their furry friend carefully. Costumes can be really stressful for the dogs so you need to make sure that your dog is feeling comfortable in it & can easily move, sit and breathe in it. The fabric of the costume should not be cheap as then it can make your dog’s skin itchy & uncomfortable. Also, make sure that the dress doesn’t have any dangling attached as it can easily get ingested by your dog & can result in choking him.

Decorate the indoor carefully

Dog owners need to pick the decorative items for their home carefully as Halloween decorative items can pose choking threats to the dog. Make sure not to buy anything that can make your dog frightened or anxious. Halloween is full of spookiness which can make any dog stressful easily. Decorating items that should be avoided are rubber eyeballs, fake blood, fake cobwebs, etc. as these pose a high risk of choking to the dogs.

Minimize the spooky sounds

The next thing that every pet owner should consider doing is taking essential steps to minimize the spooky sounds. We all are aware of the fact that dogs are very sensitive to loud noises so being a responsible owner, you need to turn or the tv so that the spook background noises of doorbells, children screaming, etc. can get drowned to some extent.

Keep your dog away from Halloween plants

Dogs should be kept away from Halloween plants such as corns & pumpkins otherwise it can result in causing gastrointestinal issues in your dog. Corns & pumpkins in small amounts are good for health but uncooked & moldy pumpkins can make your furry companion fall sick so it should be kept far away from dogs.

Make sure to keep your dog indoors

The next important thing that every dog owner should consider is keeping their furry companion indoors as on Halloween eve, there can numerous vicious pranksters on the streets who can potentially tease your dog so as to avoid any such incident from happening to your dog, you should keep him indoors.

Make sure your dog wears ID tags

No matter what costume your dog wears on the Halloween eve, always make sure that your dog wears proper ID tags as it will help in ensuring that your dog can easily be identified if somehow he runs out the door. You can also go for microchipping your dog as then you can easily get reunited with your dog.

Final Thoughts

No matter how you want to celebrate Halloween but keeping your dog safe should be your topmost priority. All the spookiness of the Halloween can easily make your dog freaked out so you need to take effective steps to keep him relaxed & comfortable, and also away from any hazards.

2019-10-30T07:54:46+00:00 October 30th, 2019|Dog Care|