If you consider that, for example, even children can get scared of people dressed in Santa Claus or other holiday characters, dogs or cats could be totally confused by their own “disguised” masters. This could explain, if you asked your veterinarian, episodes of anxiety or aggression seemingly without reason. All the noise of the holidays, the constant doorbell ringing, the costumes, and the changes in the environment can have a stressful effect, potentially harmful to the dog in the house.
And yet how could your dog have a good Halloween? What could scare you more than chocolate poisoning left unattended, toys swallowed entirely or shredded completely, or two or three days of altered behavior?
Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year, but it can also be a nightmare for pets. If you have a dog at home and are worried about its safety, here are some useful tips you can put into practice during the holidays:
You have time to get used to it slowly, so you don’t have to worry if your dog gets bored of the suit after a few minutes. On Halloween, our furry friends can also go after the sweets with the children. To keep them safe you can prepare some snacks and rewards in advance.
You might also like my article on how to deal with your cat’s need to ruin your Christmas decorations.
Dog biscuits with pumpkin and peanut butter
Let’s prepare an autumn snack that our dog can safely eat.
Preheat the oven to 175 °C, then mix all the ingredients. If necessary, add some water. Form the cookies the size of a coin. Place them in a tray on a baking sheet and bake the biscuits for approximately 40 minutes. Let them cool completely before serving. You can keep the leftover snacks in a jar with a hermetically sealed lid.
Go for the usual relaxation and relieving needs walk, because your dog will not know it is a holiday and will hardly refrain from all the stress around. Have on hand the phone number of your veterinarian who can answer your questions and offer you a specialist consultation during difficult times.
I hope that the above tips can help you in keeping your beloved dog safe during Halloween. Contact your nearest pet shelter for other tips on the holiday season for your pet’s safety and security.