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  • Writer's pictureKen Botts

Halloween Pet Safety Tips for Your Furry and Feathery Trick-or-Treaters


Cute Corgi in a Halloween costume walking a cat

Greetings, fellow Halloween enthusiasts! It's that time of year when we don our spookiest costumes and prepare for a night of ghoulish fun. But let's not forget about our furry and feathery friends in all the Halloween hoopla. Our pets may not understand the concept of "Trick or Treat," but they sure know how to bring the tricks and treats into our lives. So, gather 'round, pet parents, because we've got some howlingly hilarious Halloween safety tips for your beloved companions.


  1. Costume Conundrums It's tempting to dress your pet up as Count Barkula or the Hairy Potter, but remember: not all pets are costume enthusiasts. Your dog may interpret that elaborate vampire cape as a villainous dognapper. And your cat? Well, let's just say they have never been fans of restrictive clothing. Prepare for an epic battle of wills that would make a medieval joust look like child's play.

  2. Pumpkin Perils Ah, pumpkins – the ultimate Halloween decor. They're great for carving, but not so great for pets with a taste for adventure. Watch out for curious critters trying to snack on pumpkin guts. You don't want a furry Jack-o'-Lantern on your hands (or in your living room).

  3. Candy Catastrophes As we all know, chocolate and pets don't mix. In fact, it's like trying to mix oil and water, only with more vomiting and trips to the emergency vet. Keep that candy stash out of reach or face the wrath of a sugar-crazed Chihuahua who's convinced they can fly.

  4. Doorbell Disturbances Halloween means constant doorbell ringing, and that's a recipe for canine chaos. Your normally calm dog will suddenly turn into a canine banshee, barking at every costumed creature who dares to darken your doorstep. Get ready for some startled pizza delivery folks.

  5. Mummy Mischief Toilet paper mummies, beware! Your cat's secret mission is to unroll the entire roll, converting your bathroom into an ancient Egyptian excavation site. Don't be surprised if you wake up to find your loo looking like it's been hit by a sandstorm.

  6. Trick or Tweet Bird owners, don't let your feathered friends feel left out! Decorate their cages with some pet-safe Halloween toys. Just don't be surprised if they start delivering eerie renditions of "Monster Mash" at 2 a.m.

  7. Zombie Squirrels Lastly, beware of zombie squirrels. They're not your typical Halloween hazard, but they have a habit of stealing candy, costumes, and even your sanity. If you spot one, shout "Trick or Treat!" and hope for the best.


In all seriousness, Halloween can be a spooky time for our pets, so it's important to keep them safe and happy. Keep an eye on them, secure the candy stash, and maybe offer them a special pet-friendly treat. And if your cat insists on being a mummy, well, just be grateful it's not a zombie squirrel. Stay safe and have a "purr"-fectly spooky Halloween! 🎃🐾


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