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Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time
Events, Families, Pets
Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time


(Welcome to our weekly pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Halloween isn't just for kids. It's a great time for the whole family to spend together, including your precious pets. Here are the top five ways to encourage your four-legged little ones to join in on the festivities:

1. Cute costumes: The only thing cuter than a dog or cat, is when they are in a costume. With lovable options from Martha Stewart Pets, Disney and Bret Michaels, there are a wide variety of dog and cat costumes to choose from. You can even find ghoulish Halloween costumes for guinea pigs!

2. Show your true colors: Dogs can express their creativity with grooming. For example, a grooming service called Pet Expressions gives them fun chalking and feathering in Halloween colors along with spooky pumpkin, witch hats and candy corn stenciling. The service is available at leading retailer, PetSmart.

3. Trick or treat?: Dogs get excited over a tasty treat just as much as the kids, so pick up a selection of Halloween themed treats.

4. Frightful fun with toys: It's important for pets to have a few toys for exercise and entertainment. It has even been noted that a good toy can act as a “security blanket,” affecting their mood positively. 

5. Gone fishin': Don't forget the fish! Why not celebrate Halloween with some themed ornaments in the aquarium? Decorating the household aquarium can be a gratifying activity and adds even more spooky décor to your home.

Costumes, toys and additional ideas for Halloween fun can be found online at www.petsmart.com.

— News Canada

(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetConnectionProgramsinc. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)


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