Tips for Taking Your Dog Trick-or-Treating

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Fall is among us, and that means Halloween is right around the corner! With everything the world has gone through in the past year, it may be overwhelming for your pup to get involved in an essential part of Halloween: trick-or-treating. Even though we’ve come a long way since March 2020, it’s still important to stay safe when taking your dog trick-or-treating, and the tips outlined here will give you a good idea of how to enjoy this fun holiday with your furry friend! 

Come Up With A Unique Costume

Just like humans, our four-legged companions also have unique personalities. With that being said, they should have the costumes to match! For starters, you could try a pumpkin-themed costume or the classic ghost or witch. One pointer is to make sure your dog is comfortable in the outfit, so it is a good idea for Fido to practice wearing the costume before October 31at. 

Carry Dog-Friendly Treats

When your faithful furry friend sees that your family is collecting and eating sweet treats, they may be tempted to have a taste test. But as we all know, many human candies (mainly chocolate) are harmful to dogs, and if not checked properly, a fun night can go awry. However, this issue can be quickly solved by coming prepared with dog treats to prevent your dog from stealing candy from your family members. Other things that could cause harm to your dog’s health if ingested are candy wrappers, glow sticks, and pieces of costumes, so make sure your adorable doggo stays away from those items! 

Bring A Few Pet Waste Bags Along When Trick-or-Treating

No one is immune to nature’s calls, and dogs are no exception! Even if a nearby tree will do the trick, nobody wants to be left with the responsibility to clean up dog poop while they are running from house to house- worse yet, if someone slips on your dog’s poop, that will put a real damper on their Halloween! Taking along a few poop bags may be more helpful for your human friends than your animal friends, but it will reduce stress for every creature involved. 

And most importantly, stay safe this Halloween! If your pet needs a little extra TLC or if they come down with seasonal allergies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Caudle Vet Clinic. We offer compassionate care for all of your pets as if they’re our own because we know how integral pets are to a family. If you’re looking for a vet clinic in the Middle Tennessee area, contact us today at (615) 227-6230. We’re happy to help. 

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