ThinkstockCandy. Costumes. Creepy crawlies. Who doesn't love Halloween? Or maybe we should call it Howl-o-ween. These days, even our pets are getting into the trick-or-treat scene. I'm always astounded at the variety of inventive dog Halloween costumes available at pet supply stores or from the creative minds and talented fingers of their owners. My "grandpugs," Willy and Bruce, are just as likely to be in costume as my beautiful little granddaughter, Reagan, and they are almost as cute.
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As a veterinarian, though, I want to make sure that pets are safe and happy on this deliciously scary holiday. After all, Halloween is the second most common time of the year for pets to become lost (Independence Day is No. 1). Pets can bolt out the door when it's opened for trick-or-treaters or party guests, or can become frightened and run away while trick-or-treating. And there are other dangers, too: I've treated cats whose tailsRead More »from Halloween Costumes: 7 Things to Consider Before Dressing Up Your Pet