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Halloween is mostly for kids these days, filled with candy and costumes – but what about our darling pets? I always make it a point to not let my darling Cookie miss out on any of the Halloween fun. This year, I got her a couple of very special Halloween Treats that I know she loves – Pup-Peroni and Canine Carry Outs. I picked up this combo last week while I was grocery shopping at Kroger because I knew she would love something different than what she normally gets.
What’s also nice is that they are soft and chewy treats – perfect for senior dogs that are losing teeth. Cookie is a Chinese Crested and her breed is notorious for losing teeth as they age. Poor girl runs throughout the house crying if I give her something too hard to crunch into, and then I have to break it into small pieces for her. With these, she can just take it and enjoy it all on her own – just check her out grabbing and running with her Pup-Peroni treat!
Every year I dress her up as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader just because we are huge Cowboys fans in this house. Plus, anyone who rings the doorbell for Trick or Treating gets a kick out of her! I custom made this for her back in the day when I had no children yet and I could fuss over Cookie all day. I miss those days!
So are you planning on including your pup in the Halloween festivities? Here’s a few tips to help keep them safe:
1. Keep them away from lit pumpkins. Your dog might get curious from the smell of freshly carved pumpkin and may get burned while checking it out.
2. Keep your pup away from the Candy. Chocolate is BAD news for your dog and may make them very sick. Be careful of little ones unknowingly ‘giving the dog a treat’ and offering them a candy bar when you’re not looking.
3. If your dog is the type that goes berserk when the doorbell rings, consider confining them until trick or treat hour is over.
4. Never leave your pup outside by themselves. Halloween night is notorious for pranks and if would be awful if yours was the butt of a stupid joke by teenagers.
5. If you choose to dress up your dog before the big night, consider trying it on them a few days in advance to make sure that they don’t react badly to being dressed up – especially if your dog has never worn clothing before.
Most of all – HAVE FUN! its Halloween and its meant for free candy and a fun night out with the kiddos.