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We’re #Dead Over These Pet Halloween Costumes
And there’s no time like the present to find your floofy friend the perfect outfit. So go ahead, tap into the year’s hottest pet costumes trends (Disney! Pirate! Classically spooky!), or choose a costume that pairs perfectly with their personality. You can even DIY your own matching costumes!
No matter where you’re drawing your inspiration, we have an outfit to match. Check out our picks for the best pet Halloween costumes.
More of Our Favorite Pet Costumes
Tricks, Treats, Toys, Treats, and Did We Mention the Treats?
Halloween Treats for Pets
Don't Forget the Toys!
These Halloween dog and cat toys add extra spooky vibes to playtime.
Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House (No Ghosts Required)
These Decorations Are Too Scary for Your Pet— No, Seriously
No matter how you decorate for Halloween, remember to consider your pet’s safety. These items should always be kept out of your pet’s reach:
Candles (they’re easily knocked over—use battery-powered candles or glow sticks instead)
Electrical wires (pets are prone to chew them)
Fog machines (the fog fluid can be toxic to pets)
Fake spiders and other small plastic items (these can be choking hazards)
Keep Halloween Spooky, Scary and Safe
Your pet is guaranteed to love some parts of Halloween (see above, re: treats). Others, like the constantly ringing doorbell or crowds of new people, might feel more frightening than festive—and that can lead to some scary circumstances (and not the good kind of scary). Avoid that fate by following our top safety tips:
- Hide the Candy: The No. 1 pet hazard this spooky season? Halloween candy. It’s a sweet treat for you, but it’s a whole package of bad ideas for your pet, from cellophane and candy wrappers that can cause gastrointestinal blockage to sweeteners like xylitol and other ingredients that can make your pet sick. Make sure to keep any trick-or-treat bags far out of your pet’s reach.
- Keep Your Pet Inside: Many pets go missing on and around Halloween each year, and it’s easy to understand why: The front door opening to trick-or-treaters all night long presents a tempting opportunity for pets to sneak out. Keep pets in a safe, comfortable and, most importantly, inescapable area during trick-or-treat hours, as well as during any Halloween parties you’re hosting where people will be coming and going.
- Double-Check Their ID: It’s a good idea to make sure the information on your pet’s ID tag is up to date, as well as that their microchip is active. That way, if they do manage to sneak out for a little Halloween mischief, they’ll have a good chance of returning to you safe and sound. Not microchipped yet? Find out more about the process.
Want more Halloween safety tips? Follow this advice to keep your celebrations on the fun side of scary:
However you celebrate spooky season, we hope you’ll tag us @Chewy in your spooky snaps. You know we want to see that costume in action!
From all of us at BeChewy, we’re sending wicked wishes for a very happy Howl-oween!