Halloween is the perfect time of year to enjoy a spooktacular activity or two with your pet. If you have a cat, it’s a good idea to spend October 31st relaxing and watching a horror film with them – as it’s unlikely that they will want to go to a party, take part in a game or enjoy some of the same activities as a dog would. But if you have a dog, there are a number of other activities that you can do with them to make this Halloween season extra special – without it being too scary!
If you’re still unsure as to what activity is suitable for your pet, here is a list of some of the ways that you can celebrate!
Organise A Fancy Dress Party
Now, this will be dependant on how nervous your dog is and how well they get on with others. But if they are comfortable with other dogs and people, a party could be a great idea. At the party, you can create a competition in which the best-dressed dog wins a goodie bag of treats (or something similar), a variety of dog-friendly games (e.g bobbing for treats) and have plenty of delicious food laid out for your guests.
At Barking Heads, we have a range of pet food that’s ideal for your Halloween party. Considered by our customers to be some of the best dog food 2019 and cat food, it’s guaranteed to please – whether they are a newborn or an adult. From baked treats to dry and wet food, our selection is perfect for your Halloween event.
Create A Treasure Hunt
If you are spending Halloween at home, you could create a treasure hunt for your pet! Hiding treats and toys around the house for them to find, it’s an activity that spares on the spookiness, without taking away any of the fun! This is ideal for any dog (or cat) no matter what their age.
Take Them To Your Local Pumpkin Patch
If your dog doesn’t want to dress up in a costume or isn’t interested in a treasure hunt, a trip to the local dog-friendly pumpkin patch could be a real treat for them. A simple yet fun activity, it gives them (and you) the opportunity to enjoy the cool autumn weather and pick a pumpkin! This is also suitable for cats that don’t mind wearing a leash – keep in mind that they will have to be comfortable with dogs though.
Watch A Film With Them
As mentioned above, watching a film at Halloween is ideal for both cats and dogs. The film that you choose will, of course, depend on how nervous your dog or cat is. So if you are looking a Halloween film that’s not as scary, perhaps The Night Before Christmas, Frankenweenie or Hocus Pocus is more appropriate – plus they feature pets which your dog or cat will love!