Friday, October 12, 2007

Halloween Tips & Ideas for your Pup


Costumes:

Be sure to only dress your pup in a costume that he is comfortable wearing. Don't force him to wear that hat he keeps taking off; it is more of a strangling hazard than a fashion statement.

If you want to cut costs this Halloween, try making a costume out of a shirt he already has.

  • Sew black felt circles on a red shirt to make a lady bug, or
  • Sew or draw black stripes on a yellow shirt to make a bumble bee... and don't forget the stinger ;)
  • Draw black rings around a white shirt to make your guy a jail bird
  • Try making a cape or bandanna from a yard of fabric from your local fabric store. It can easily be tied around the neck or sewn on his collar. Then try penciling on your own logo on the cape... Superdog!

Last year I bought a pair of kids jeans at Goodwill, then cut a 8" portion of the calf area and took out the seam. Then I make holes for the arms and wrote on the denim vest. Add a spike collar that we already owned, and Max was a punk rocker!


Safety:

Be extra careful when answering your door for trick-or-treaters. Don't let your little guy get scared by the ghosts and goblins and run out the door. Always use a leash on Halloween, even if your pup is fully trained. All the spooks may spook him.

Keep all decorations that could of danger to your pet out of his reach. Display lit Jack-o-Lanterns on a table or ledge, and keep all candy out of reach... especially chocolate.

If you think your pet has eaten something harmful, contact a veterinarian immediately. Or call the toll-free Animal Poison Control Center hot-line at (888) 426-4435. It's available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

3 comments:

Jean M Fogle said...

Great tips for a safe Howleen!

wildcatsthree said...

Very good advice. thanks.

sonia said...

very creative ideas! dog costumes can be pricey$$$!!