New Dog Halloween Costumes

Halloween can be fun for your pet, too!

Just keep these few tips in mind

  1. Chocolate,raisins and macadamia nuts can be toxic to your dog. Keep the treat bowl out of your dog’s reach and put away the kids loot bag when they return from trick or treating.
  2. If your dog is going to wear a costume, practice wearing it ahead of time so he can get used to it. Make sure it is comfortable and has no parts that can be chewed on or choked on.
  3. Let your dog get used to your kid’s costumes also. Costumes and masks can scare your pet and may lead to accidental dog bites.
  4. Get your pet used to the door bell ringing. All the kids visiting your door can frighten your pet. Practice with the neighbor kids at ringing the door bell and make the dog sit quietly in after they have barked a few times.
  5. Teach your dog not run out the door when the door is opened. Halloween has the highest incidence of lost dogs. Make sure your dog has ID tags on him and perhaps even have him microchipped in case he should escape.
  6. Have a safe and quiet place available. If Halloween is still too much for your dog, create a safe and quiet place for him to stay during all of the activity.

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Dog Care Supplies

Dog care supplies mean much more than just basic food and shelter for dogs. In fact, dog supplies nowadays include everything that may keep a dog happy and healthy. There are many pet shops that offer a comprehensive range of dog supplies.

Dog care supplies are categorized as basic, functional and pampering. Basic dog supplies include dog collars, grooming supplies, beds, kennels and food. The functional dog supplies include gates, doors, and fences, and dog treats, toys and aromatherapy massage oils are examples of pampering supplies.

Dog beds are among the most important basic supplies. Beds help keep a dog’s bones and joints healthy. Many pet shops stock dog-training supplies that are essentially training aids and equipment designed to make a dog’s training easier and more effective. They also include special dog collars designed to punish a dog for undesirable behavior. Doghouses come in different size and makes, including plastic and wooden houses. A good doghouse should be big enough for a dog to turn freely inside and must be durable enough to provide long-term shelter. Dog-grooming supplies include dog shampoos, conditioners; nail clippers, brushes and combs. There are also specific dog hygiene supplies for a dog’s ears, eyes and teeth.

There are three types of dog food — moist, dry and semi-moist dog food. Dog food should be nutritionally balanced regardless of its form. In addition, all dog food supplies should be stored properly in a cool dry place, so that the nutritional value is not lost.

Dog health care supplies are fast becoming an integral part of dog care. General dog health care supplies can be purchased without prescriptions. They include dog vitamins and supplements, flea, tick care dog supplies and dog dental care products. Pampering dog supplies include everything from dog crates, grooming supplies, toys, and costumes. These supplies are available online and dog owners can order by looking through online catalogues.