TRICK & NO TREATS - 5 DOG HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
For Dogs it's just Tricks & few Treats! Here are our Halloween Safety Tips from Team Bones Bizzness. Hide the Treats. This can be a stressful and frightening time for pet families. The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Fido or Spot. Watch the Decorations and Keep Wires Out of Reach. Be Careful with Costumes. Keep Pets Calm - see tips below. We're listing the things you may not have known. That’s one of the reasons the American Humane Society recommends keeping your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent him from becoming frightened, stressed or injured
- Before the witches & warlocks come terrorizing your doorbell make sure you've take your Dog out to "Pee + Poop". Ease the anxiety with a comfortable place for Doggie.
- Make sure that your pets ID tag information is current just incase whoever is handing out candy can't control Fluffy or Spot and they manage to escape when the door opens to the costumed children.
- No treats for Dogs, keep all candy out of your dog’s reach. Candy (especially chocolate) is toxic to dogs, as they don’t have the stomach enzymes to digest it. Don’t allow your dog to become a statistic. Be sure to have your dog’s favorite dog treats on hand. Note: No Raisins or Gum, this can illness in your Dog as well.
- Letting the kids hold the leash when you start ringing doorbells is the parent’s job. Young children aren’t capable of controlling a dog when spooky ghosts and goblins are flooding the streets. If he gets loose and becomes confused, frightened and disoriented, he may even bite out of fear.
- If you do decide to take your Dog Trick or Treating be sure that their collars and leashes aren't loose in case a loud noise or something else scares them causing them to try to get away from danger. Use the two finger rule when you place a collar on your dog, the collar should feel snug, but you should be able to put two fingers inside the collar, also you should not be able to slide the collar off their head. Make the condition of their leashes are in good condition and aren't frayed or ripped. A scared dog can pull off a loose collar easily, and a frayed or ripped leash can break under the strain of a panicked dog.
With these 5 tips we at BonesBizzness want to wish you all a safe and fun Howwwloween to remember.