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HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN

Ghouls, Goblins and Ghosts are fun and silly to us, but not your pets! Halloween is exciting and your doorbell will get a workout that night!  I know how it goes in our house, Bentley barks like crazy when the doorbell goes off, so this day is extra stressful for him.  We try and sit outside […]

Ghouls, Goblins and Ghosts are fun and silly to us, but not your pets!

Halloween is exciting and your doorbell will get a workout that night!  I know how it goes in our house, Bentley barks like crazy when the doorbell goes off, so this day is extra stressful for him.  We try and sit outside on the porch and hand out candy to avoid the bell ringing.  If the weather is not on our side, then Bentley gets some calming supplements and we try to answer the door quickly! The other piece to Halloween is the fun parties and having guests over. Dressing up for Halloween and having a howling good time at your house is always fun, but your furry friends hear and see differently than we do.  To them it’s a bunch of weird looks, noises and crowds of people that they are not use to.  It can be overwhelming for them. So how can we make sure your pets are ok during your Halloween bash? Here are some easy steps to keep your pet cool and relaxed during Halloween night and your party.

 

  1. Have them hang out in a room away from the party. Maybe a bed room so you can keep the door closed for less noise.
  2. If they love their crate maybe put it in a room so you can close the door, so they have a quiet place to be.
  3. Calming supplements, we carry a variety of CBD, Hemp and natural herbs to keep your dog or cat chilled out. You can try Holistic Hound’s CBD Oil, Receptra or Heavenly Hounds all-natural bites.  I have tried them all on Bentley and they work great when we have people over or loud noises.
  4. Lots of play time BEFORE the party to relieve stress and extra energy. Take them for a longer walk or toss the ball around a little longer.  This helps them to be relaxed and ready to chill.
  5. Check on them throughout the night and give them a potty break. If they are in a room place a note on the outside of the door so no one opens it. Let your guests know that they are not allowed out, you don’t want them spooked and running out the front door.
  6. If they are in a room with a tv or radio, put on something calming to drown out the noise or doorbell sounds.
  7. Watch your front door when opening it up to hand out treats or tricks!  Dogs and cats, if loose, can get spooked and run out the front door. Make sure the tags are on and maybe put the leash on them before opening the door if they come running up.

These are some great helpful tips to create a safe and calm place for them. They will appreciate it and it will be less worry for you and them!

Happy HOWL-O-WEEN!