Halloween is an exciting time full of costumes, candy, tricks, and treats! But, dog owners beware. It can be a scary place for your pup! While you are enjoying dressing up and eating candy, be sure that your pup is safe and comfortable on Halloween day! We know you care about your dog more than life itself, and you always want them to enjoy their time, which is why we've made this list of tips to keep your dog safe this Halloween.
While Halloween 2020 comes along with its new precautions for us humans, we have to keep in mind the safety of our dogs as well.
Keep The Candy Out of Reach
While most people already are aware that chocolate is an absolute no-go for pups, we still want to stress the fact that any candy is harmful and even deadly to dogs. Please ensure all candy is entirely out of reach! Keeping candy out of reach means that a bowl of candy isn't left unattended on a coffee table, dining table, or even counter. (We all know how resourceful pups can be!) Candy wrappers should also be thrown away immediately since if ingested, wrappers can cause blockages. Although raisins aren't 'candy,' they are often given and little snack-size boxes during Halloween time. Raisins are incredibly toxic to our dogs! The ASPCA has voiced that if you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.
Alternatively, you could make your pup delicious, and healthy Halloween treats, and discover the recipes on one of our recent blogs here.
Keep Their Costume Pet-Safe
We can't get enough of your adorable pets in Halloween costumes! Pet costumes can be fun, but Remember some Safety Tips to Have a Safe Halloween With Your Dog. If your dog scares easily, make sure their costume is free from any attachments that light up or cause noise. If your dog loves chewing, it is best to avoid any costumes that have accessories, jewels, or other attachments. If you have picked out a costume for your dog, be sure to try it on before Halloween to get them comfortable with wearing it. Some dogs get overly stressed when they are wearing a costume. If you are currently choosing a costume, make sure it doesn't inhibit their movement. Halloween costumes are all about fun, and when a dog is uncomfortable or stressed, they aren't having fun.
Keep Them Away From The Front Door
Is your neighborhood full of trick-or-treaters? Constant knocks on the door and opening and closing the door could mean big trouble for dogs. If you are handing out candy this Halloween, remember to keep your dog secure and away from the door. You don't want to have to try to chase your dog down after their grand escape. Halloween night is a busy time, and safety should be your main priority.
Candles and Electrical Wires Can Be Harmful
With Halloween comes fun lights, inflatables, and scented candles for spooky lighting. But it's all fun and games until something goes wrong. We aren't here to stop you from displaying cool lights and candles, but we are here to warn you about their dangers! Make sure your wires and candles are secure and out of reach. Dogs may chew or trip on cables, and they could knock over candles or accidentally burn themselves on candles placed in jack-o-lanterns. Keep a watchful eye on your pup when they are around these hazards.
Keep Décor Out of Reach
Just as we have expressed caution with candles and wires, we need to caution you on Halloween décor. Fake spider webs, pumpkins, and stuffed witches can be fun décor, but they aren't so fun if your dog ends up ingesting any of your Halloween décor. As with most of the hazards on our list, be sure that decorations are out of reach and keep a watchful eye on your Dog.
Make Sure They Have A Collar With ID
As the old saying goes, those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Although you may take your dog's collar and ID tag off at home, you may want to reconsider on Halloween night. If your dog is a trickster and ends up getting out, you'll be happy you left their collar on. Unfortunately, some dogs do get out on Halloween, and one of the best ways to get them back to their loving home is their ID tag.
Invest in Learning How To Calm Your Dog
To ensure your pup is calm and comfortable, you may want to look into things like thunder jackets or other alternative ways to keep your dog calm. We've seen dog owners recommend turning on the radio or tv at a moderate volume to drown out the outside noise, and we've also heard of treating your pup to a new toy to distract them! You know your dog the best! What do you do to keep your dog relaxed and calm during the high-traffic holidays?
Have A Fun and Safe Halloween
During Halloween, everyone's number one goal is to have fun, and the only way to have fun is to STAY SAFE! At Bonne, we want all pups to have a happy and healthy Halloween filled with comfort, love, and doggy-safe treats like our B&F macarons!
Our dog macarons are made of four simple ingredients oat flour, honey, coconut oil, and natural flavored yogurt. Luckily, Halloween isn't the only day your lovely pup gets treats! Celebrate every day with Bonne et Filou handmade delicious macarons. When you give your dog one of our delicious and long-lasting macarons, they will feel like royalty!
Order on Halloween and get 20% off orders $50+ with code HALLOWEEN. Your pup is a queen or king all year round, not just on Halloween, so treat them to the elegance of dog macarons!
Now that you know all the way to keep your dog safe this Halloween, go trick or treating with your favorite pup and show everyone that your lovely dog is the cutest pup-kin in the patch! 🎃