This year we are all about embracing the Holiday spirit, and what is more festive than including your furry family members in your spooky Halloween plans?!
A walk around the neighborhood to trick or treat with the neighborhood kids might be just the fun activity you're hoping to participate in; and we know that group costume could be even better with your four legged friend, but there are some things to remember before letting them in on the fun. With that in mind, we've rounded up a few tips to keep your pups safe this Holiday weekend.
1. Keep candy and treats out of reach.
This one seems simple, but kids (and lets face it, adults too) can lose track of their candy sack amidst the excitement. Make sure to keep all candy and treat bags up and away from your animals. While a small amount of sugar may not hurt them; eating wrappers, lollipop sticks and other non-food items could, and the last place you want to end up is the Emergency Vet. If you think your dog has ingested something toxic you can call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at this number for assistance. (888) 426-4435
2. If you're planning to take them out with you, make sure you have their ID tags and a secure collar and leash.
This is the case every time we leave the house with our pets but especially on busy days or at events, you want to make sure you have a good secure handle on your dog. Halloween can come with loud noises, unfamiliar decorations, and scary costumes. Sadly, you never know what could make your pup want to bolt and run for home. Always check your pets ID tags when taking them out of the house and pay attention to their demeanor. If they seem scared or uncomfortable, it's best to take them back to their cozy house.
3. Costume safety and comfort.
Continue to make sure your dog is comfortable in their costume. Those masks and suits sure are cute, but if they're too tight, or irritating to their skin or eyes, you could end up dealing with the repercussions for weeks. Not all dogs have the same response to irritants so even if they aren't making a fuss, ensure that nothing is hurting them.
4. Be careful with decor.
Your curious pooch might be more interested in that jack-o-lantern than you think - Ouch! Pets are often curious about new additions their regular environment and Holiday Decor is no different. Make sure cords, candles and other fun, spooky additions are out of their reach or secured.
Now on to the fun stuff - We thought we would include some of our favorite pet costumes from around the internet this season! The owners are so creative and these pups deserve extras treats this year. If you have a fun costume for your pooch this year, tag us in your photo @bbkustomkennels and we may just repost your photo on our instastories!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!