How to Safely Celebrate Halloween with Your Dog?
Annually on October 31st, Halloween is celebrated all over the globe. It is one of the widely celebrated festivals that is dedicated to remembering the deceased, including martyrs, saints, and all the departed faithfuls. Halloween is not only observed and celebrated among humans, but pets such as dogs can also join in. This year, celebrate Halloween with your canine friend and make it a one to remember for a lifetime. But it is important to celebrate this festival safely, especially where pets are concerned. Thus, we will be looking into some safety tips first before suggesting you ideas on how you can celebrate Halloween with your furry buddy.
Safety Tips to Keep in Mind While Celebrating Halloween with Your Dog
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, more so when our beloved pets are in question. Hence, here’s a list of things pet parents should keep in mind during all the Halloween celebrations with their friendly four-legged pals.
- Refrain from feeding your dog Halloween candies, especially the chocolate ones. While chocolate is very harmful to your pet, sweet candies can lead to digestive problems.
- Lit candles and jack-o-lanterns should be kept far far away from your dog.
- Do not force your dog to wear a Halloween costume if he does not want to.
- When going out with fellow tricksters and your dog, make sure your furry pal is on a leash.
- Make your pet wear a nametag around his neck so that in case he goes missing, he can be identified easily.
- If your dog isn’t too friendly with strangers, keep him away from people while you go trick-or-treating.
- Practice a few essential dog commands with your pal. You never know when you might just need them.
Celebrating Halloween with Your Dog
Halloween is a festival that is spent with loved ones. And dogs being our beloved family member can join in the celebrations. Here’s how you can include your dog into your Halloween extravaganza.
Fun Halloween Photo Session
Halloween is all about the spooky costumes, pumpkins, treats, and of course, the unlimited fun. Dress your buddy up, and then go click, click, click. Do not only have fun but also capture memories by having a special Halloween photo session with your tail-wagging friend.
Long Halloween Day Walk
Nothing beats a long walk with your friendly four-legged mate. Apart from food and your love, dogs cherish their walks, especially if it is with the one they care about a lot. And walks on Halloween are even more fun because you get to witness beautiful decorations along the way. Also, walks are a great way to bond with your pal and is very good for both you and your mate’s health.
Make Homemade Halloween Treats
Halloween without treats? Nah, not possible! We, humans, love our treats, and so do dogs. If your furry pal has a favourite treat of his own, why not make them for him and also some treats for yourself. Once they’re made, munch on your delicious treats and enjoy the quality time.
People tend to go from door-to-door trick-or-treating strangers. The ones who do it are known as tricksters, and you and your buddy can be a part of this as well. Gather a group of your friends and take your dog along with you. Then go from house to house tricking and treating people. While doing this, make sure your dog is on a leash.
Netflix and Cuddles
Nowadays, many people prefer watching stuff on Netflix. On Halloween, log into your Netflix account and catch a movie or two with your snuggle buddy. This is not one of those over-the-top Halloween celebrations, but certainly one worth trying. And even if you do not have Netflix, you can always switch on the television and catch some Halloween-related programs.
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