This week, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) posted Should Your Pet Wear a Costume? Which Halloween Treats are Off-Limits? Read Our Safety Tips and I compared it to my article (from last year) Important Halloween Safety Tips from Veterinarians.
Jennifer C. on flickr / CC-by-2.0While I didn't find out about any new dangers this year, I was reminded that it's important to have tags on your pet with proper identification and pets should also be microchipped (even if they are indoor pets).
The first article I wrote on Paw Mane Fin went into detail about how my apartment was broken into (and I almost lost my two cats).
A couple of days ago, The Star's Francine Kopun published Halloween costumes for pets become big business and I suppose I wasn't surprised. It appears that daytime dog walking events before Halloween night are becoming popular.
Kopun's article made reference to the annual Spooktacular Dog Walk where people can come out in costume with their doggie(s). What's more, Global Pet Foods offered discounts for participating pets and Treats Happen provided some tasty dog snacks. And there even was a prize awarded for "best costume."
Batman Most Popular According to PetSmart
Wonder Woman is 5th Most Popular at Rubie’s Costume Company
In Four Years, Pet Costume Sales Have Doubled in Canada
And About 20 Million Americans Will Dress Up Their Pet
In Kopun's piece, the executive vice-president of Rubie’s Costume Company, Howard Beige, shared what the top five pet costumes in Canada are this year:
2) Any Star Wars Character
4) Captain America
5) Wonder Woman
According to PetSmart, the most popular costume this year is Batman.
Up next is a short 1:15 second video by Island Animal Hospital that summarizes the safety tips for Halloween.
Halloween Pet Safety Reminders From IAH Vets
Published on October 6th, 2015
10 Awesome Pet Costumes I Found on Flickr
All are Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Check Out Dracula Dog
Or What About iPhone Dog?
Perfect For a Chocolate Lab
Lincoln Park, Washington, DC Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
Norma Jeane 2014 Halloween Howl Dog Costume Contest
Carl Schurz Park, Yorkville, Manhattan, New York City by Istolethetv
Sooo Cute When He Wags His Tail
Baseball Playin' Dawg
Big Yellow Taxi
A Colorful Fish-Dog
Lastly, Cats in Costume (For a Few Seconds)
Remember to Always Supervise a Pet in a Costume
Credit For Most of the Photos
I found an amazing variety of Creative Commons licensed images all taken by Istolethetv on flickr. Some of the photo descriptions included this invitation:
If you like this picture, check out my other pictures of Dogs in Costumes.
Thank you so much for the smiles Istolethetv. Happy Halloween!