1. Pet Costumes:  Halloween is a fun time to dress up your pets (although probably more fun for us than them). Be on the look-out for any Halloween Dog Costume events around this time. These are fun events for pets and people to enjoy,  similar to Ventura Harbor event on Oct 30th.
  2. Don’t leave your pets out in the yard on Halloween: there are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even killed pets on this night.
  3. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets: chocolate is poisonous to a lot of animals, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed.
  4. Be careful of pets around a lit pumpkin: pets may knock it over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned.
  5. Don’t dress your cat or dog in a costume unless you know he or she loves it. Otherwise, it puts a lot of stress on the animal.
  6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t constricting, annoying or unsafe.
  7. Be careful not to obstruct his or her vision; even the sweetest dogs can get snappy when they can’t see what’s going on around them.
  8. All but the most social dogs should be kept in a separate room during trick-or-treat visiting hours;  too many strangers can be scary for a dog or cat.
  9. Be careful your cat or dog doesn’t dart out through an open door.
  10. If you’d like to get a special Halloween grooming for your dog or cat, check out our list of pet groomers in each of our local areas (depending on your location area).
  11. Places to shop for fun Halloween stuff:

Camarillo:        Petropolis    Pet Supply Camarillo   Healthy Pet

Conejo Valley:        Healthy Pet     Pet Food Express    Love’s Pet    Protein for Pets

Moorpark:        Theresa’s Country Feed & Pet,

Simi Valley:        Theresa’s Country Feed & Pet,    R & R Pet Supply,

Oxnard:            Sailor & Friends   Pet Food Express

Santa Barbara:        Montecito Pet Shop    George

Santa Monica:         Animal Kingdom      Centinela Feed         Healthy Spot      Protein for Pets

Ventura:        Protein for Pets    Sailor & Friends    The Wharf      Ventura Pet Barn


While this can be a fun time for people and pets alike, remember that your pets are depending on you to keep them safe from ghouls and goblins this holiday brings.

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