Halloween is traditionally celebrated on the evening of October 31st. The house or apartment is decorated in a creepy way, be it with spider webs or bats. Hollowing out pumpkins, whose nasty grimaces are then illuminated by tea lights, is particularly popular. There is also plenty going on in the neighborhood. Children go from house to house asking “Trick or Treat?” But dogs can overwhelm the constant encounter with strangers in strange costumes.
Halloween can be stressful for our dogs. If the doorbell rings all the time and strange voices echo through the apartment or house, you should reduce the excitement for your four-legged friend. Avoid the dog in the entrance area or near the front door. It doesn’t hurt to take him to a room where he can rest.
The dog must be able to withdraw. © stock.adobe.com/filmbildfabrik
It is best not to leave your dog unattended with the Halloween decorations. Dogs can be curious, sniff at new items, or accidentally knock something over. In particular, you should always keep an eye on decorative objects with burning candles or tea lights so that no accidents occur. Also make sure that the decoration is not too small if your dog is omnivorous.
Sweets are also taboo for dogs. You shouldn’t disguise your four-legged friend. It may look funny, but it can be just as dangerous and causes more stress than pleasure for your dog as it restricts its freedom of movement. Dog clothing only makes sense in certain cases.
Take your evening stroll a little earlier on Halloween evening when it is still light. Fireworks or firecrackers may be fired so be vigilant. Better safe than sorry.