This week is the big week; Halloween is looming near, and that means it’s time to start preparing for some holiday fun if you haven’t already! Celebrating Halloween with pets can have its hazards, but it can also be safe and fun. Indeed, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween with your pet dog or cat. Don’t leave your pets out of the fun; here are a few ways everyone can get involved.
Getting into Character
If your pets are partial to costumes, then Halloween is a great time to have some festive fun with your pet. You can dress your pet up into its own unique getup or assign your pet as your twin or sidekick with matching or complementary costumes.
Halloween Pet Party
While you are getting your pet into costume, what better way to multiply the merriment than to host a Halloween pet party? You can invite your friends for a Halloween party and include your pet, or make it a pet-centered party with pets in costume and special pet treats.
Most pets will be happy just being with you. If your dog or even your cat is trained well enough to leave candy alone, not chew on foreign substances, and come when called, then you could allow your pet to tag along with you on your family’s trick-or-treating excursions. Just remember to keep track of your pet at all times and never feed it any candy under any circumstances, especially chocolate, which is highly toxic to dogs and cats.
If your dog or cat is a homebody or likes to snuggle, you might just enjoy having a movie night with your pet. Enjoy a spooky movie from the comfort of home, safe and sound. Sometimes, it is the simple things that can be the most significant way to spend time together.
However, if there is a community event happening in your area that welcomes pets, it might be a load of fun you and your pet won’t want to miss! Your local Halloween festival, Fall festival, or pumpkin patch could be a great place for you and your pet to get out and about.
Halloween-Themed Toys & Treats
Halloween-themed toys and treats are also on the market at this time; local dog and cat treat bakeries are a great place to get specialty items. Gifting your pet with a new toy, treat, or game is one simple and effective way to celebrate.
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