Halloween is an exciting time for friends and family to gather in fun, scary and silly costumes. (It’s also the final day of Pit Bull Awareness Month!) While we’re having fun, the Halloween festivities may not be as exciting for our Pit Bulls and other pets. Unfamiliar guests ringing the doorbell and frightening costumes can add up to a stressful evening for pups. Here are a few tips to keep them safe and happy on Halloween:
1. Keep pets inside. It’s best to keep them in a separate room, away from the front door and ringing doorbell. Also, it might be best to avoid taking them trick-or-treating, as the darkness and costumes can cause them to get frightened and/or lost. If you must take Fido along, make sure he’s micro chipped!
2. Hide the candy. Chocolate is toxic to dogs, so keep the goodies far out of reach from those counter-jumpers.
3. Keep their comfort in mind. Dressing up our pets is fun. But, make sure it’s not an uncomfortable outfit for them and that they’re able to walk and move around.
4. Share your photos! Tell us how your Pit Bull spent Halloween and share any pictures (or additional safety tips) on our Facebook wall!
For a full list of Halloween pet safety tips visit our friends over at the ASPCA : http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/halloween-safety-tips.aspx