October 15, 2016
Will you have your dogs celebrating Halloween 2016 with you? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent National Retails Federation survey about Halloween trends, more people than ever are dressing their pets in costume for Halloween 2016.
(I couldn't find a bumble bee costume so thought this lady bug one was pretty adorable.)
And will you take your pets trick or treating with you or have them help you give out treats? According to a recent Petco survey, 59 percent of pet parents say their pet will participate in Halloween this year. Pet parents intend to show off the joy they find in the human-animal bond, with 83 percent planning to dress pets head-to-tail in Halloween costumes and accessories, and 65 percent planning to gift their pets with Halloween-themed treats and toys.
Of course, if your dog doesn't like the idea of wearing a costume, don't force him to. Instead, tie a festive bandana around his neck and call it a day. You can use our dog bone shaped cake pans to help with dog-friendly Halloween treats, using it as a bowl. Below you'll see how I filled the cake pan with dog bones that I will be giving out to any four-legged friends that come to our house on October 31st with their human trick or treaters!
In addition to the fun of trick or treating with your pet and celebrating Halloween with you dog, you also need to think about ways to keep your dog safe.
Well, not just on Halloween 2016 but any time during the year. Chocolate is toxic to dogs. So when your children come home from trick or treating, put the chocolate away somewhere the dog can't get it. Similarly, if you're giving out chocolate candy on Halloween 2016, keep it in a high place your dog can't reach. (My dog Oscar can jump on the kitchen counters so in our house we'll be keeping the chocolate Halloween candy on top of a bookcase!)
Sure, your dog can see in the dark. But will cars and other trick or treaters see him when he's out with you--either in costume or just walking along? Consider using reflective tape on his collar, a blinking collar tag or battery-operated lights on his costume.
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