Halloween With Fido

Halloween is just around the corner! This can be a fun time of year for Man’s Best Friend. However, it can also be dangerous. Read on as a Marietta, GA vet offers tips on spending Halloween with dogs.


Don’t let your canine buddy have access to the candy bowl! Anything that contains chocolate, nuts, or xylitol is toxic to dogs. Grapes, currants, and raisins are unsafe as well. Also, keep hard candies and candy wrappers away from Fido, as they present choking hazards.


Temperatures can drop suddenly around Halloween. Offer Fido a comfy bed to snuggle up in. If you have a doghouse for your pooch to hang out in, make sure it’s well-insulated and raised up off the ground a bit.


There’s often extra traffic around the fall holiday. You may also see lots of pedestrians about. Keep Fido on a tight leash during walks. If you have a yard, limit your pet’s outdoor time that week. Make sure your canine friend is microchipped, wearing ID tags, and current on his vaccines and parasite control. Better safe than sorry!


Keep your furry friend’s safety in mind as you are hanging decorations. Anything small or sharp should be kept in spots Fido can’t reach. Items with strings, ropes, or threads are also unsafe. You’ll need to be careful with things like flames, jack-o-lanterns, candles, and heaters.


Fido is very serious about his door doggy duties! Some pups get quite agitated if the doorbell keeps ringing. Your pooch could also be frightened and/or confused by your visitors’ costumes. During ‘candy rush hour,’ put your canine pal in a quiet back room with toys, treats, and a comfy bed, and turn a TV or radio on to mask the noise.


Fido looks absolutely adorable in costumes! He’s been a sheep, a spider, a dinosaur, a hot dog, and a cowboy, just to name a few. Just put your furry pal’s comfort and safety first. Don’t force your pooch to wear that pirate outfit if he isn’t comfortable in clothes. Just put a cute bandana or bow tie on his collar. Also, if you do put Fido in clothes, make sure they aren’t tight, hot, or itchy, and that they don’t restrict his vision or movement.

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