Thursday, October 1, 2009

Halloween Pet Costumes

It’s quickly approaching that time of year again when the leaves change color and children roam the streets dressed as their favorite alter ego. But increasingly each year pets are getting in on the Halloween action as well. If you are considering or are already planning on dressing up the family pet this year then here is a brief list of pointers to keep in mind.

DON’T use costumes that have a lot of small items or accessories attached to them. Ribbons, bows, bells, and other such items can be chewed off and could be a potential health risk to your pet if swallowed.

DO choose an appropriately sized outfit. Make sure any costume you choose allows your pet to move around freely and isn’t too tight around the neck.

keep an eye on your pet at all times. It may not be readily apparent but when we dress our pets they have a higher chance of getting stuck in places they may normally go. Under furniture, beneath bushes, and behind cabinets are all places they may feel safe but can also potentially get trapped if their costume catches on anything.

DON’T torment your pets. No matter how cute it may look to have Fluffy dressed as a cheerleader if she really hates having to wear the outfit than don’t force her to wear it all night long.

DO have a good time. Above all have a good time and have a Happy Halloween!

Strapped for ideas? Try one of these websites to purchase a costume or find some inspiration.

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