Once again the ghosts and goblins are upon us and we feel the call to decorate everything around us including our pets. What gives us the urge to put our pets into Halloween costumes? Usually we do it because pets in Halloween costumes are a funny sight. Dogs are man's best friend and usually make the best pet Halloween costume wearers, but other pets can too, including cats and other smaller pets.
First, safety needs to be at the top of your priority list if you are going to make or purchase a pet Halloween costume. Halloween Day is not the time to start getting your pet accustomed to wearing a costume. You need to start much earlier by slowly introducing new costume items to wear for short periods of time. Then work your way up to more complex costumes and having your pet in the costume for a longer period of time. Several weeks before Halloween Day try on the pet Halloween costume and get them used to it. It will make the evening go much smoother for you and your pet when both parties know what to expect.