Posted on Oct 18th 2019
Halloween is right around the corner, and you may already be planning for trick-or-treaters, parties, and preparing costumes. However, it's important to not forget to plan ahead for your furry friends. While Halloween can be a fun holiday for your human family, the scary costumes and strangers at the door can often trigger anxiety in your pets. We've listed some tips on how to create a safe, spook-free space for your pets this Halloween.
Wearing a costume can cause your animal stress; especially in the midst of the Halloween festivities. If you plan to dress your pet in a costume, have a trial run beforehand to make sure they're comfortable, can easily move and walk, and have no issues breathing in it. Be sure to check for any hanging pieces on the costume that could be a choking hazard, and always monitor your pet when they're wearing a costume.
Keep Candy Out of Reach
Be sure to store candy in a place your pet cannot access. Ingesting candy can cause upset stomachs and certain candy, such as chocolate, can be toxic to animals.
Ditch the Doorbell
The constant sound of a doorbell ringing could be alarming for your pet. If possible, consider disconnecting the doorbell for the night and using motion-sensors to notify you of any visitors.
Many pet owners today are using CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, to help with their pet's anxiety. Wag N' Wash carries a variety of CBD products for you to choose from. For more information about our CBD products and how they're used, call or visit us to speak to one of our team members.
Have the Proper ID
If you anticipate having visitors, consider keeping your pets in a different room, away from the front door, to avoid your pet seeing or interacting with strangers in scary costumes. Be aware of your pet when opening the door for guests to ensure your pet does not run outside. It's also important to ensure your pet is wearing the proper identification tags on their collar, so that your pet is easily identifiable if they're lost. Did you know Wag N' Wash engraves ID tags?
When it comes to your pet's anxiety, Wag N' Wash offers some products that could help:
Wag N' Wash carries anxiety vests, such as ThunderShirt. This vest is designed to ease your pet's stress and anxiety by applying gentle pressure around their body.
If you're interested in learning more about our anxiety-relieving products for pets, call us or visit one of our stores today! You can also visit the bakery at any of our 18 locations to purchase some Halloween treats for your furry friend. Have a safe and spook-free Halloween!