Although Halloween can be a fun time for parents and children, pets can find it a nightmare. Stop the stress and dangers for your dog by following these easy and proven steps.
Trick and Treat gifts are not for dogs
All forms of chocolate, unless packaging specifically says it’s safe for dogs, and proven, is poisonous to dogs. When a dog eats chocolate, or any sort of sweet gifts for that matter, it can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid breathing, seizures and increased heart rate.
Keep them in a safe space
What we mean by a safe space, is somewhere they like to be as it’s best to keep them out of the way of the door. Just in case trick or treaters take a bit time much time at the door and your dog ends up running out!
This is also a great idea because your dog could become easily anxious and frightened when the doorbell is constantly ringing and children in odd outfits are turning up.
Keep glow sticks away
If it’s likely that there will be glow sticks, again like the sweets and chocolate, keep them away. They’re not only toxic for dogs if they chew them open, but they’re no good for us humans too! It’s best to just take extra caution!
Pumpkins and candles
We all get excited when we can carve our pumpkins for Halloween, and although pumpkin is alright for dogs to eat and you can use it for our ‘Pumpkin Dog Biscuits’ recipe, when ‘lit’ they need to become avoidable for dogs.
When lit, all you have to do is keep them up out of the way of pets to avoid any accidents, so they don’t run the risk of burning themselves or causing a fire.
Get an ID
Getting an ID for your dog is necessary anyway, but if your dog was to become lost or escape it will increase the chance of getting them back. If you already have one, before Halloween night just check that all the information is still up-to-date!
Walks on Halloween night
If you’re planning to go on a walk on Halloween night we recommend you stick to an area where there won’t be many trick or treaters, especially for your dog is nervous as there will be a lot more people out than usual, as well as bringing a torch.
Why not bring a Gencon All-in-One too, to help stop your dog pulling and lunging when there are lots of things happening. Even better, you could bring along your NEW Gencon Reflective All-in-One with Clip to Collar! It is a black lead with a reflective strip for safety in the dark.
This innovative Gencon product is an ideal for the Autumn / Winter as it provides added safety when walking in the dark.
If you’ve ever experienced how exhausting and embarrassing it can be when your dog is pulling on the lead, or lunging at other dogs and people, you will be pleased to discover that Gencon has a solution.
The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.
The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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Did you know?
The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers
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