Halloween is my favorite time of year. I always make Chuy part of the fun festivities which now includes trick-or-treating now that my daughter is old enough to participate. You should have fun but it’s important to keep these Halloween dog safety tips top of mind.
Keep the Candy Dish Away!
Let’s be honest. We all know that Halloween is all about the candy! Just make sure that you keep it away from your dog. Especially chocolate which can be highly toxic. If you haven’t done so yet, please put the ASPCA Animal Poison Control number (1-888-426-4435) in your phone just in case you ever need it. You don’t want to be scrambling to look it up if there’s ever an emergency!
Trick or Treat?
Not all dogs are going to do a good job trick or treating with the little ones. I recommend leaving your dog at home if they aren’t good with crowds or small children. Costumes can also be super scary for some dogs. If you do take your dog out for trick or treating, please make sure they are wearing their proper ID on their collar!
Staying home to give out candy? Make sure to keep your dog in the crate or in another room away from the front door. Many dogs go missing on Halloween because of the constant opening and closing of the door. Plus, hearing strangers ring the door bell for hours can cause a lot of distress.
Halloween Dog Costumes
I love dressing Chuy up for Halloween. Not all dogs enjoy this. If you choose to buy a Halloween dog costume, please make sure it’s safe. It should not restrict their movement,breathing, hearing, or sight.