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The Best Pet Halloween Costumes and Treats for Your Cats and Dogs

The best pet Halloween costumes and treats for your cats and dogs

By Thomas Fraser

Ghosts and goblins seeking treats will soon fill the dark streets. But why should humans have all the fun on Halloween? Get your pets involved to make memories that will treat you for years.

Here’s a quick look from a pet perspective at all things All Hallow’s Eve as the long night approaches:

Halloween pet treats

Your pets know some tricks, so why not give them some treats to mark the occasion. No candy allowed – not even those weird things wrapped in burnt-orange paper that no one really likes. Try pumpkin guts instead. Seriously. Some dogs love pumpkin and will gladly clean up behind you as you carve that jack ‘o lantern.

Check out this pumpkin-based recipe to fill your pup’s PetSafe® Freezable Treat Holding Chilly Penguin, a chilling treat holder to rival the biggest candy bowl in the neighborhood.

  1. Puree some pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). A small Chilly Penguin...
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5 tips to pet-proof your home for Halloween

5 Tips to pet-proof your home for Halloween

By Thomas Fraser

Danger lurks on Halloween, and not just in spooky hollows or haunted houses. The occasion presents potential problems for your pets, but all will be well if you take a few precautions.Here’s a rundown of common pet Halloween hazards and stressors and how to limit the risks to your favorite furry...

5 tips to put the tail in tailgate to make your dog a winner on game day and all season

5 tips to put the tail in tailgate to make your dog a winner on game day and all season

By Thomas Fraser

Are you a fervent fan, or feeling jilted and jaded? Either way, you can still invite your pup to homecoming. Or maybe he wants to go pro. Furry friends love football – or chewing on footballs, at least. PetSafe® has the pre-gridiron goods you need to make tailgating fun for the entire family.Here...

5 tips to introduce cats to crystal litter

5 tips to introduce cats to crystal litter

By Thomas Fraser

Congratulations on committing to a clay- and clump-free future for you and your cat. PetSafe® Premium Crystal Litter – such as that used in the PetSafe® ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box -- is far superior to traditional clay in terms of odor control (five times more effective than traditional...

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7 things you need for your pet emergency evacuation kit

By Thomas Fraser

Preparation is key to dealing with any disaster.Be it a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wildfire, flood or man-made disaster, you need a grab-and-go emergency pet evacuation kit that contains your pets’ essential supplies. No family member should be left behind in the face of danger, and it might be...

Can cats be walked on a leash? (Yes, and it’s not weird)

Can cats be walked on a leash? (Yes, and it’s not weird)

By Thomas Fraser

Taking your cat for a walk doesn’t have to be a drag. The PetSafe® Come With Me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash™ make it easy for her to get some fresh air and sensory refreshments without curling into a scared limp lump on a line. City kitties and their country cousins can now recreate their own...

5 ways to help your dog navigate solitude at the end of summer

Back to School and 5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Loneliness

By Thomas Fraser

What’s a dog to do when most of the pack returns to school?It’s been a long summer of romping, running, fetching and fun for many of the dogs among us, but as schoolchildren would agree: All good things come to an end.Your pups are highly social animals, of course, and they consider your kids part...