You’ll fill up your trick-or-treat bag in no time when you and your dog wear matching Halloween outfits. Click on the pictures if you want to see buying options for the costumes on Amazon or support our community’s local businesses listed at the bottom of the page. Happy Halloween!
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Keep Halloween Safe For Your Pets
We don’t want to be a drag, but we see enough accidents with pets on Halloween that we want to offer this advice:
If They Don’t Want To Wear the Costume, Don’t Make Them
Gregarious dogs like Retrievers often don’t mind wearing a costume. Other dogs and most cats hate it. Try the outfit on your pet before the big night. If your pet is uncomfortable, consider downsizing the costume to a bandana.
Pets Can Be Fearful Of Trick-or-Treaters
Some pets are terrified of people in costume. If your dog or cat exhibits fear towards someone in costume, lead your dog or cat to a safe space, away from the visitor, until he or she leaves. Do not torment dogs or cats that are afraid of people dressed in costumes.
Keep An Eye On The Door
Many dogs and some cats don’t like it when the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door. If this is the case, keep your pet confined to a part of the house that feels safe and quiet. Be mindful when your door is open to trick-or-treaters and make sure your pet doesn’t bolt outside.
Don’t Trick or Treat With Any Pet That Hasn’t been Microchipped
It’s very easy to lose a pet during Halloween, especially if he or she is frightened by a loud noise or a costume. Microchips are excellent ways to identify your dog or cat if he or she gets lost. We offer an affordable microchip service here at Rockland. In some cases, the procedure can be done as a regular outpatient appointment. Read more about microchips on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
Keep An Eye On The Candy Bag
Every Halloween, we treat 1 or 2 dogs that have ingested chocolate. Chocolate is toxic to pets, but if they scarf down any of the other candies in your bag they’ll likely also become ill.
Costumes and Cats
We purposefully did not include cats dressed up for Halloween because it’s our experience that most don’t like it. If you dog or cat is uncomfortable with a costume, please don’t force him or her to wear it.
Don’t Eat The Costume!
Keep an eye on your pet and make sure that he or she doesn’t chew off a piece of his costume.
These pet stores are local and sell a limited supply of pet costumes.