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Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween!

Dharma the Hot Dog
Tabasco the Dinosaur

While you may look forward to the costumes and candy Halloween brings the holiday can be scary for your furry friend. Keep them safe with these tips:

  • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with current ID tag and is microchipped.
  • If your pet isn’t as excited as you are about that pirate costume you bought him try a festive collar instead.
  • If your dog hasn’t perfected the art of waiting at the door when you open it or gets spooked easily keep them in a room away from the door with a special chew or treat to keep them busy. This will ensure they don’t slip out in all the commotion on the hunt for some candy of their own.
  • Chocolate and sweeteners can be harmful to your pets so be sure to keep it out of reach along with candles and lit pumpkins.
  • Take this training opportunity to socialize puppies or fearful adult dogs with the various costumes and decorations you’re bound to run in to on your evening walks. Be patient and pair the scary ghost in your neighbor’s yard with your pooch’s favorite snack.

Trick or Treat!

Protect Your Dog This Fourth!

July 5 is the busiest day of the year for many shelters around the country. The fireworks on the fourth are scary for many dogs and some will do anything to escape the terrifying noise. Many of these frightened fidos end up in the shelter. Be sure to keep your dog safe this fourth with these quick tips:

  • Outfit your pet with a collar with ID tag and a microchip
  • Keep your dog indoors during the festivities
  • Provide a safe room with calming music and special chews to keep your pup occupied
  • If your pet is still unable to cope with the noise talk to your vet now about anti anxiety options to use on the fourth

For more tips on helping your dog stay safe and overcome fears associated with the fourth click here.