Does your pup want to dress up?
Your dog may react to wearing a costume much like she does during a thunderstorm: Run and hide.
Sure, she might look adorable in a Chewbacca costume, but before dressing your dog for Halloween, ask yourself, will she like wearing it?
“The most important thing is to be aware of the dog’s response,” says veterinarian Paul Calhoun, Animal Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
“If your dog shows signs of irritation or discomfort, it’s best to remove the costume,” advises Calhoun. You can try it again another time, but be mindful that she just might not be comfortable with dog Halloween outfits, like these pugs in costume.
If her eyes roll back or she’s looking to the side, has folded ears, scratches at the costume, or makes a run for it, those are pretty clear signs she’s just not into it.
You can try it again another time but she may never feel comfortable dressing up.
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