Taking Your Pet Trick-or-Treating?

Are you planning to have your pet trick-or-treat with you or your children on Halloween? You might even be considering a costume for your furry family members. Well, there are some things to consider before you head out with Fido or Fifi. Make sure the pet’s costume is not too tight, especially around the neck, and never over the snout. Also, your pet’s ability to move should be considered as well. 

Remember getting forced into wearing a costume that you maybe did not want to wear? The same goes for your favorite dog or cat. Never force him to wear a costume. As always, keep your pet on a leash at all times and consider microchipping your animal. Be sure to watch your pet around any candy that is collected. Dogs and cats should never eat chocolate or raisins. Remember, the wrappings that the candy comes in can be a choking hazard as well. Halloween can be a scary time for humans and your pet too, so take care to put your pet in a safe place when trick-or-treaters come to the door. Take care to not leave your pet outside unattended as children may spook the animal. Planning ahead can help to make you and your pet’s Halloween safe and fun.

Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.