8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe This Halloween

The week leading up to and just after Halloween is one of the busiest times of year for the Pet Poison Hotline, and the 2nd most common holiday for pets to get lost (after July 4th).

So while Halloween can be a fun time of year for humans and kids, it can be quite a bit frightening and stressful for dogs that don’t understand the concept, don’t like wearing costumes, or are not real happy with strangers knocking on the door every few minutes.

Keep these 8 Tips in mind this Halloween to keep the holiday fun, stress-free and safe for your dogs.

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Bye-Bye Bad Breath

There are many reasons why good dogs sometimes behave badly. You’ve seen many cases on Cesar Millan’s TV shows where bad behaviors in bye-bye bad breathdogs were caused or triggered by human behavior.

Cesar has dealt with a lot of these cases, including severe aggression, fear, and dominance issues. But what you might not know is that bad behavior, or a sudden change in your dog’s behavior, can be caused by undetected medical problems. For example, if your dog starts chewing on random household objects, he may be experiencing tooth pain that could be helped with regular brushing. For this, Cesar recommends the Petosan Dental Line.
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Pet Obesity: Killing With Kindness

TP-Dog-2-300x212Our pets weigh too much.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s latest veterinary survey, 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of adult cats in the United States — that’s 88.4 million pets — are classified as overweight or obese by their veterinarians.
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Is Your Pet Ticked Off?

dog-and-ticksA common parasite, especially during the summer months, is the tick. Ticks can be found in most climates. Although they are most often found in wooded, damp and grassy areas before they attach to a pet. Some tick bites are harmless, but others can cause skin damage, irritation, hypersensitivity and anemia.
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