Halloween and your dog

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Halloween is only a couple of nights away.  Time to start putting your dog inside at dusk (if he/she isn’t already).

Halloween can be a very scary time for dogs.  Lots of people out on the street and ringing the doorbell.  It’s a lot to cope with.

Then there’s the individually wrapped candies that aren’t good for your dog.  Put them out of reach and monitor your dog carefully on the night to ensure he/she doesn’t sneak a bite when you’re not looking…

Decide which area of your house is your dog’s quiet place and make the area comfortable with a bed, toys and suitable dog treats.

Personally speaking, I don’t like costumes for dogs.  Keep your dog happy by not dressing them up and humiliating them.

With a few precautions, you all can make it through Halloween safe and happy.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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