3 Halloween Costume Hazards Every Pet Owner Needs to Know


We love seeing photos of everyone’s pets dressed up for Halloween! You could say it is our favorite part of the holiday. While it may be all fun and games, it could pose a risk for your pet’s health. While planning out your pet’s costume for the year make sure to take into consideration these Halloween hazards!


#1: Ensure you purchase the appropriate size costume for your pet

While shopping, you may discover the most adorable costume for your pet but not remember how much they weigh, so you eyeball the outfit, trying to envision your pet wearing the costume comfortably, since they can’t try it on. Weigh your pet before heading out costume-shopping, and be a good judge of fit, rather than trying to cram your English bulldog into a costume meant for a miniature dachshund. 


#2: Remove ribbons, ties, buttons, and other items your pet can chew off the costume

Dangling objects can prove irresistible to pets, particularly those that trail from their bodies. Flashy costumes may be adorned with ribbons, ties, buttons, and a multitude of other accessories that can prove too tempting to resist nibbling. If your pet is known for chewing off-limits items, stick to a simple costume.


#3: Double-check your pet’s comfort level in their costume

As your pet moves, jumps, and plays, their costume may shift and slide, cutting off their vision, airway, or circulation. Carefully check the fit of your pet’s costume, to ensure their eyes, nose, or mouth are not covered, and the outfit is not too tight around their legs or neck. Also ensure their costume is not too loose and hanging down where their legs can become caught, causing a dangerous fall.  


By following these tips, you can help your furry pal avoid potential costume hazards. If you have any questions, contact us!