Creating a safe and stress-free Halloween for you and your dog

 

Here are three things you can do to ensure both you and your dog have a Happy Halloween.

Never run the risk of your dog getting lost.

 

Whether you plan for your dog to be in the house or trick-or-treating with you, having a current ID tag on your dog is a must. With all the noise and confusion of trick-or-treaters coming to the door, dogs can become spooked and bolt from the house, so make sure your dog’s tag is current, visible, and readable.

 

Before the Halloween festivities begin, make sure your dog has had plenty of physical activity.

Prepare your dog for a relaxed Halloween evening by exercising and playing with him earlier that day. Be sure your pet gets plenty of healthy movement, such as walking, running, hiking, or playing. Getting dogs tired will also make them more relaxed. This way, when the trick-or-treaters visit, your dog will tend to be more laid back and less likely to jump on them or try to run out the door.

 

An alternative to Halloween

Even though you may want your dog to join in the festivities, they might be happier out of the fray.

 

That might mean booking a trusted pet sitter who can stay with your dog with while you go out. It could also mean simply tucking them into a cozy, dog-safe room out of the way of trick-or-treaters.

 

Chances are your pup will be happy to chill out with soothing white noise or classical music playing, a toy filled with dog-friendly goodies, and a cozy bed to snuggle in.

 

Wishing you a fun-filled Halloween from your friends at MYOS Pet!

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