Trick-or-treating can be fun for the kids, but a time of anxiety for our pets. With the doorbell ringing and all the commotion here’s what you can do to help them get through the horrors of Halloween:
· If your pet does not chew blankets or pillows, you might put a favorite blanket or pillow in its crate or, if you are not going to crate, on the floor.
· Leave the television or radio on for your pet during the witching hours.
· Ensure your pet has plenty of water, but keep in mind that your pet can only “hold it” for a certain amount of time. With cats, provide litter boxes.
· Make sure your pets have toys to play with that do not require constant supervision. If your dog is a power chewer, you’ll need to find something it doesn’t chew.
· If you have a dog, be sure it gets plenty of exercise before trick-or-treating starts. Remember, “a tired dog is a good dog.”
· In some cases, you might need to medicate your dog or cat. You may want to try some calming products.