Will your dog be taking part in Halloween festivities this year? According to a recent PetSmart® survey, one out of every seven pet parents dressed their pets in costumes for Halloween last year. Does this include you?
If you’ll be taking your dog along with you for your Halloween fun, you’ll want to take some special precautions on this night that can be scary. PetSmart recommends:
- Pets should remain securely leashed and close to their pet parent’s side as they go trick or treating.
- For smaller pets, a backpack carrier may provide the safest way to travel the neighborhood.
- For larger pets, a reflective collar, lead and a lighted ID tag help make your pet more visible to drivers.
- Reflective leashes, collars and ID tags with flashing lights and even a safety vest are essential accessories to any pet Halloween costume. Pets should also be outfitted with proper identification that includes their pet parent’s contact information.
Make sure your Halloween–and your dog’s–is a treat by playing it safe!