Should Dogs Wear Halloween Costumes?
By Jenna Stregowski, RVT
Halloween can be a fun time of year for adults and kids - but what about dogs? Many of our canine friends don't mind wearing clothes and actually revel in the attention they get when they are wearing costumes. On the other hand, some dogs despise being dressed up and can even become frightened by all the hoopla. Personally, I think the key is to think about your dog's point of view. Covering him up with some kind of costume might make him threatened, vulnerable and afraid. For some dogs, costumes can make them as uncomfortable as you or I would feel if forced to run around naked (well, most people at least).
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Over the last couple of days, I have been hearing about a German Shepard who was video tapped grieving on the gravestone of his owner who had passed. In fact, the video showed up on my news feed in Facebook as many fellow animal lovers were sharing this heart-wrenching experience with their friends and family. I have to admit, I did not watch it at first. I knew it would be too painful. I can’t get through an ASPCA commercial on tv and I knew I certainly wouldn’t be able to get through something like this. Then, this morning, I was listening to Howard Stern and he was talking about the video and an article he had read in the NY Post about research confirming that animals do grieve.
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