What is Your Dog Doing for Halloween?

Do you dress your dog up in a costume for Halloween? Millions of people do and some get extreme. In fact dog costumes have become a $400 million dollar industry. Halloween is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Pet owners everywhere will soon be scrambling to find the perfect costume for their pooch. You can make your own and we’ll provide you with a few ideas later.  While we think it is adorable, consider your dogs comfort as well - Some dogs love wearing costumes and others don’t. Unless they are raised with things like coats and boots, they may make it hard to move.  Dogs like their freedom – so limit your creativity to a vest style costume and maybe a cap. Be sure that it is inedible and doesn’t have any small pieces that can fall off or be eaten, and it shouldn't be made with anything that could be hazardous to your pet's health, such as toxic dye or any paint. If you take your dog trick-or-treating with your family, be extra careful when crossing streets while walking at night. Have fun and be sure to bring lots of water for your canine companion. 

If you are interested in making your own dog costume, here are a few clever ideas:
Here are some dog costume failures and very unhappy dogs – avoid these ideas at all cost
Here’s a video with some common sense advice http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/641622/uiconf_id/29033621/entry_id/1_mk759o6c/embed/dynamic
Please share your Halloween costume photos with IfMyDogCouldCook on Facebook or by email to info@ifmydogcouldcook.com

Announcing the launch of the If My Dog Could Cook Community Store! Now you can shop for practical gift items for your fellow dog lovers, friends and family.  We’ve started with a special Halloween section and will be adding new items daily.
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