Halloween is all about dressing up, having fun, and enjoying some treats. That’s not always the case when it comes to your dog.
While it might not seem like it, your dog can be extremely stressed over Halloween and all the events that go with it. Thankfully, Newsweek decided to tackle the topic and even asked a veterinarian for their opinion on it.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to make the best decision for your dog yet sometimes, having those extra reminders or things you shouldn’t do are good. There’s no shame in a refresher and being able to do the best you can for all of your pets.
With that being said, these safety tips are all relatively simple and something that a lot of us will likely plan for yet sometimes can slip your mind.
See these dog safety tips ahead of Halloween 2023.
The first safety tip is about trick-or-treaters. Whether you’re handing out candy over the weekend or on Halloween, there is one thing that Dr. Lori Bierbrier stressed. “All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours.” This is something people don’t tend to think of yet it can make a huge difference when you’re dealing with kids who are out, trick-or-treating.
To keep your dogs and cats occupied, you should make sure to give them their favorite toys and comfort items to ensure they’re not feeling anxious. In addition, you could stand outside to hand out candy and leave your dog inside. The one safety tip that I’m sure a lot of dog moms and dads don’t forget is what not to feed your dog during Halloween.
The major no-no is chocolate as it’s incredibly dangerous for dogs and the other one is xylitol which is found in sugar-free candy. Utlimately, it’s all about making the best and smartest decision for your dog. Halloween can be a scary time but you don’t have to feel scared if you’re following those easy safety tips to make the night run a little smoother.