As you know, Halloween isn’t just for human trick-or-treaters, it can be a fun time of year for our furry four-legged trick-or-treaters too!  And, as pet parents, we all want to do what’s best for our fur-children to fully enjoy this Spooktacular season.  We have some Halloween safety tips for you to keep in mind while going out and about, or if you’re planning to stay in for the night.

Tip #5:  Know When to Go

Before Halloween night rolls around, be sure they will enjoy being out after dark among the crowds.  Some dogs may prefer to stay at home if they get stressed or agitated in crowds.  And, that’s okay!

Tip #4:  Halloween Hospitality

If you choose to stay at home to hand out candy with your pup, you should still use caution.  The constant ringing or door knocking can create an unpleasant environment for you, your pup and the unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.  You may want to setup some baby gates between rooms to help keep your pup away from the front door and frightening young trick-or-treaters and to prevent costumed, energetic youngsters from scaring your dog.

Tip #3:  Distractions Can Be Good

It’s a good idea to keep a few snacks on hand for your dog like our freeze-dried VE RAW BAR snacks.  If your dog gets too anxious, have a tasty treat on hand to help distract them from the activities and calm them down.  Some great options to keep your pup occupied while you’re handing out goodies to the little goblins and ghosts are…

  • Freeze-Dried Pig Snouts – Just one look at these snacks and you know they were made with Halloween in mind! This is a great, long lasting option for even the most aggressive chewers.
  • Freeze-Dried Pig Ears – Another tasty snack that provide great mental stimulation.
  • Freeze-Dried Moo Sticks – One of the newest snacks on the block, your pup will enjoy this long lasting chew.

Tip #2:  Get Geared Up

Stay safe after dark with some reflective great for both you and your dog.  You’ll be more visible and able to stay out of harm’s way while venturing out.

Tip #1:  Treats for Pets

Most important of all, do not feed your pet chocolate or other sugary delights intended for the human trick-or-treaters.  These treats can be toxic and potentially fatal to your fur-kid.  Pack a stack of pet appropriate treats in your pocket or treat bag to keep your dog on point and attentive to your commands.  Freeze-Dried Mini Nib treats or foods or Freeze-Dried Minnows are some excellent choices.  They’re east to pack and go for the night out.  Plus, they’re way more delicious and satisfying for your pup.