Halloween Not Just For Humans Anymore

Halloween is party time, and if you are a dog owner or pet lover you’ll definitely enjoy it even more! Halloween parties are a great place to strut and show off your costumes. Walking through the neighborhood and trick o’ treating is another great way to meet others and to get those eyes to turn.
Here you can meet presidents, the heroes of different films and cartoons, politicians, singers, symbols which represent the country and many others.
Whether you and your pet plan to head out to a Halloween bash or lay low and pass out candy, here are some great costume ideas we’ve got from our tenants at 1000 N. LaSalle to make your pet look spook-tacullar. They all share same opinion: consumes should be unique, funny and safe.
Here are few great ideas how to dress up your dog:
1. Celebrity Costume (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga)
2. Comic superheroes (Superman, Spider-man, Batman);
3. Other animals or insects (Cats, Lady-Bugs or Bees).
While having a fun always keep in mind these tips provided by the Seattle Humane Society to help keep your furry family members safe this season:

KEEP PET COSTUMES SAFE

Avoid costumes that impair your pet’s vision, hearing, or mobility and costumes that are too tight or too loose. The elastic in costumes can restrict circulation, loose-fitting costumes can become tangled and small, dangling pieces can create a choking hazard. Make sure that your pet has as much fun playing dress up as you do. A decorative collar is always a great alternative!

KEEP YOUR PET INSIDE

Keep your companion animals in a room away from the front door when trick-or-treaters are visiting. It is too easy for them to be frightened by the goblins and slip out the door.

UPDATE IDENTIFICATION

This is the perfect time to make sure your pet is micro chipped and wearing up-to-date identification. Most veterinarians and shelters offer microchipping. If your pet is already microchipped, be sure the company has your current address and phone numbers.

FEED TREATS MADE FOR PETS

Chocolate and other seemingly harmless ingredients can be poisonous to dogs and cats, so keep them out of reach. Dispose of the wrappers where pets can’t get them to avoid choking and explain to your children why Fluffy can’t share their treats.

DECORATE WITH CAUTION

Tail wagging is a good thing – unless it’s done around a lit candle! Keep candles and lit jack-o-lanterns at an appropriate height where your pets can’t knock them over, or get burned.
By following these helpful tips, Halloween can be a fun and safe holiday for pets and people alike.
Written By Jenna

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