Celebrating Halloween with your dog

Celebrating Halloween with your dog

Halloween can be particularly difficult for our dogs because of the new noises, doorbells ringing, crowded streets and people in costumes. Even though it can be a stressful time for animals, with a little planning we can make it a stress-free holiday for our four-legged family friends. Here are some tips that can be useful:

Candies are not for pets. Remember that human treats are not usually good for dogs. Chocolate can be dangerous for dogs and cats, as well as candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol, so no chocolate or candies for your pet.

Keep pets away from the door. Since strangers will be dressed in costumes and yelling for their candy, our furry friends will probably be very scared. Besides, dogs are territorial and may become anxious and bark at trick-or-treaters.

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