Wow, hard to believe it’s October already! This year is just flying by. With October comes Halloween. I have a guest post today provided by Dr. Martin Glinsky of SmartBones with tips on how to keep your pets safe during Halloween.
As a special treat The Smart Bones Company has offered us a cool prize for 2 readers. You will get 4 smart bones for your pup to try out! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what kind of dog you have and how much he/she weighs.Also make sure you put your email in the email field so I can contact you if you win. I’ll select 2 winners at random on October 15th.
Okay, on to the article.
Halloween can be a fun time for families with dogs, especially when taking the dog along for Trick-or-Treating. But, there are some important safety tips families should keep in mind on Halloween:
1. Dogs should be kept on short leashes when out Trick-or-Treating so little ones have less of a chance of tripping over the leash.
2. While Trick-or-Treating, pet parents should make sure their dogs are under control at all times and kept away from loud noises or ruckus. This may frighten dogs and cause them to run away or bite.
3. Although dogs may look cute in costumes, pet parents need to keep their dog’s comfort, safety and ability to see properly in mind when choosing a costume.
4. Pet parents who are staying home with their dog and handing out candy should keep their dog in a separate, closed room with a TV or radio on to keep the dog calm. This will prevent the dog from becoming spooked by Halloween costumes and possibly running off or jumping on Trick-or-Treaters.
5. If homeowners would like to hand out treats for Trick-or-Treating dogs, rawhide-free dog chews are the best option. Treats such as SmartBones contain no rawhide, are 99% digestible and are available in a “mini” size appropriate for all dog breeds.
6. After Halloween festivities are over, it’s important to keep dogs, and other pets, away from candy because it may be very bad for pets’ health. Pet parents should keep SmartBones dog chews on hand so their dogs can enjoy a healthy, vitamin-and mineral-fortified Halloween “treat” with the family.
It’s Cathy here again. Remember to leave your comment (type of your dog and weight of your dog) to win your dog some smart bones!