Halloween is a fun time of year where everyone has fun and children roam the streets in search of yummy goodies from neighbors. Even though Halloween usually means we're thinking about dressing up and getting candy, we mustn't leave out the furry members of our family.
Dogs and cats are often left out over Halloween because it's known more as a kid's holiday. However, your pet can join in on the fun whether you prefer to take him or her with you trick-or-treating, or just to stay home and enjoy the festivities. If you are wondering how to include your pet this Halloween, here are a few suggestions below.
Let Your Pet be a Door Greeter
If you are planning on staying home and greeting trick-or-treaters, why not let your pet be the center of attention. Children love to see pets do funny things. Can your pet hold the candy basket? If not, no biggie. Whether your pet has "tricks" up his or her sleeve or not, it doesn't matter. It's nice to just keep your pet in the mix.
On the other hand, if you plan to have a costume party, it would be nice to have your pooch be a part of the fun. If your pet is not a fan of costumes, why not have him or her greet people at the door with the adorable Rockin' Doggie Pewter Collar Charms in the shape of a pumpkin. The charm fits right onto your pet's collar and even includes a cute saying (Trick or Treat) on the back. You could even let your dog or cat wear the charm all October long to show everyone that your pet is always in the Halloween spirit.
Take Your Pet Trick-or-Treating
Trick or Treating is a great way to spend time with the family. It's also fun to bring your pet along for the walk. Whether you dress up your pet or not, remember to always have a leash and waste bags with you. You don't want to leave any "tricks" for fellow treaters.
In addition, don't let your pet be left out on all the treats! Bring some delicious treats such as Crumps Naturals Sweet Potato Chews along with you for your journey. Just keep a few in your pocket and make your pooch happy!
Stay In and Enjoy the Night
We know some pets may be anxious having people come into their home, but that doesn't mean he or she has to miss out on the fun! If your pet gets a little antsy around strangers in costumes, try playing with your pet in a different room or even outside.
Cats can be fickle sometimes, but putting your furry feline in another room can really help calm him or her. However, don't forget to keep your cat entertained! Let your cat delve deep into his or her primal instinct to hunt and chase prey with the FroliCat Pounce Rotating Teaser Toy for Cats. As the mouse moves your cat will love pouncing and playing with this lovable toy.
If it's nice outside, why not head out for a game of fetch. The Booda Tail-Spin Flyer and the Durable 10-Inch Football are examples of classic toys redesigned with your dog's safety and enjoyment in mind. If you don't have the backyard space, consider the Himalayan Dog Chew. It's a tasty, healthy treat made from an ancient Nepalese recipe that provides hours of chewing fun. He or she will definitely be entertained for the entire night.
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By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
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