Halloween will soon be upon us! And for those dog owners planning on celebrating the spooky festivities, there are a few extra precautions to take before welcoming trick-or-treaters or even decking out the house with some proper Halloween decorations. In order to keep your doggy safe from accidentally munching on some easily accessible chocolates, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind before whipping out the Jack-O-Lanterns:

1) Keep the candy out of reach from your dog! At all costs as well! Chocolate can wreak havoc on a poor unsuspecting pooch, and any candy that calls the sweetener xylitol an ingredient can be an issue as well, ASPCA points out. Further, keep your doggy away from the pumpkins as well – these unsuspecting fruits have been known to cause stomach problems for some dogs.

2) Dressing up your dog – do so safely! Ensure that whatever your doggy is wearing is comfortable, and that your furry friend has ample space to move. Make sure nothing is too tight-fitting, and that he can easily trot about the house in whatever outfit you’ve got him wearing. Ensure he can hear and bark as well. ASPCA also recommends trying a dress rehearsal just before Halloween to make sure your dog is comfortable in his costume.

3) Keep an eye trained on your dog! PetMD reminds us to keep our dogs nearby at all times! Dogs left unattended outside can be the target of horrible pranksters.

4) Know your dog! If you know your doggy’s the type to become rattled at the sight of a stranger at the door, it may be best to keep them inside a room in the house as trick-or-treaters pop on by, PetInsurance.com suggests.

And if you are planning on keeping your doggy indoors during the big scary night, DoggieLawn is the perfect solution for you! Your doggy can do his business in our dog litter grass patch on your balcony, patio, or bedroom if you’ll be keeping your furry friend in there. Your outdoor litter box for dogs works great indoors, plus the real hydroponically grown grass absorbs most of the dog potty scent! Simply place your dog sod litter box inside your apartment for an outdoor-free experience. Your outdoor dog litter box can easily be used indoors, and picking up your dog’s potty is a breeze since it’s all contained on the dog litter box.

Sources: http://www.petinsurance.com/healthzone/pet-articles/pet-health/5-Ways-to...
http://www.petmd.com/dog/seasonal/evr_multi_halloween_safety_tips?page=2
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/halloween-safety-tips
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