Are you dressing up your pet this Halloween? It is estimated that 20 million pet owners will dress up their pets this Halloween according o the National Retail Federation.
Although your pet may look irresistible all decked out in a Halloween costume, your pets safety and comfort come first. Make sure to follow these tips for dressing up pets for Halloween to keep them safe and comfortable.
Here are some tips for dressing up pets for Halloween.
Does your pet really want to be dressed up?
We love seeing pets in funny or cute costumes however does your pet love it? Lego, our little friend above is one pet who doesn’t mind being dressed up. Not all pets tolerate costumes as well as Lego. If you know your pet does not like being dressed up, don’t do it. This causes a lot of stress for your pet. Choose a nice Halloween bandanna instead.
Avoid pet costumes that restrict movement.
When choosing a Halloween pet costume, make sure that your pet has free movement and no restrictions. This will help keep you pet safe.
Pet costumes should allow for easy breathing, barking, meowing, and hearing.
Avoid costumes that impede a pets ability to hear, breathe, or communicate. Your pets safety comes first.
Examine pet costumes for loose or small, dangling pieces.
Loose pieces, dangling string, buttons, or sparkling décor can be dangerous for your pet. These can become tangled or irritating to your pet. Some pets may try to chew pieces and choke. Check the costume over carefully.
Try the Halloween costume on your pet first.
Trying on your pets costume first will allow you the chance to see how your pet reacts to the costume. If your pet is uncomfortable, irritated, displays signs of scratching or seems distressed, skip the Halloween costume.
Follow these tips for dressing up pets for Halloween to enjoy a safe and fun holiday with your pets.
Do you dress up your pets for Halloween?