As a (pet) parent, the last thing you want to do is to jeopardize your pet’s safety when it comes time for Halloween or some other occasion. Indeed, there are some elements that can lead to an unsafe pet costume.
The number of Halloween outfits for pets is quite startling. With the number of choices of pet costumes, there are also a number of safety issues that are potentially presented, placing more importance on taking note of these elements. Don’t get too caught up in elaborate setups unless your pet can handle it.
One of the most important aspects of pet costumes is the neck area. Staying away from costumes that are tight in the neck area, such as a turtleneck sweater, is a must unless you are sure your pet is comfortable. Comfort around the neck area will ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.
As you are a (pet) parent, there is another aspect that your pet has in common with a child: small parts. Once you have purchased your pet a costume for Halloween, make sure to look over the costume for any small parts that may be bitten off of the fabric.
Complete a test run once you purchase your pet costume. Most retailers will accept returns if it is in its original condition, which will give you a chance to send it back if it does not fit correctly. Make special note of how the costume fits and any possible hindrances for your pet, such as fabric touching the floor or an uncomfortable hat, for instance.
A pet costume is a wonderful way for your pet to add some style to the occasion. If you have children your pet may be able to accompany you and the children as you get some treats, should you be dressing everyone up for Halloween.