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Halloween not just for kids but pets, too!

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is not just for children but, for our fur kids, too!   Among the holiday celebrants, 17 percent of Americans will dress up their pets in costumes and pet parents will spend about $493 million on their pets.  Additionally, some pet parents will buy treats, calming and other pet-friendly products.  Joining us today to talk about Howl’oween pet trends with benefits is “The Pet Buzz” syndicated radio host, Petrendologist Charlotte Reed, and her dog, Teign the Tongue.  Charlotte Reed is known as the Queen of Howl’oween.

Dress up

There are popular and hot pet costumes. For popular costumes, think pumpkin and bees, but lion costume are in the top 10. A full body lion costume is fierce but a lion mane looks good on any pet. These are the classics and can be acquired at big box store, pet stores, discounts outlets.   New and hot costumes include those inspired by art & culture. Think “Game of Thrones” and expect to see Dragons and Dire Wolf costumes.  If we turn to music for inspiration, I expect to see a lot of cowboys, moving and grooving to Billy Ray’s and Little Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” And for dogs who won’t wear costumes, Halloween-themed leashes and collars.

Stress less

CBD Living Calming Tincture for dogs and cats are formulated with Broad Spectrum CBD (no THC) and Omegas 3-6-9s.  But these products are manufacture with  a proprietary, self-emulsifying system that promotes the absorption of formula by making these nutrients easier to digest.  Doses vary from 150mg to 1000mg per bottle depending on the size of your pet.The delicious Allergen-Free flavors will be loved by your furry friends. CBDLivingPet.com

Treats not tricks
Redbarn’s new Beef Cuts are perfect for four-legged trick-or-treaters stopping by your house; the treats are made of USA, grass-fed and slow-roasted beef to a crunchy perfection and then,  cut into bite-sized treats. And, for the dogs who guard the house while you’re out trick-or-treating or partying, Redbarn’s new Natural Filled Bones, available in 3 flavors, are an amazing long-lasting, all-natural chew. The natural act of chewing on these naturally cleaned, real beef femur bones help reduce stress. Fight boredom, and remove plaque in pups while the all-natural fillings inside really gives them a reason to chew away!  www.redbarninc.com

Scary and smelly

Odor control is most definitely a Halloween consideration. With the opening and the closing of the door, no one wants to smell the cat before they can see the cats.   Consider World’s Best Cat Litter™ for odor control. World’s Best offers a family of high-performance natural cat litter formulas that harness the power of naturally absorbent corn to deliver outstanding odor control, quick clumping & easy scooping and long lasting performance.   Note that World’s Best donates free litter to shelters as part of its annual GiveLitter™ campaign, giving new cat parents only the best information when they adopt.   Also, the company is also running a WIN.CASH.MEOW $25K GIVEAWAY that challenges cat lovers to submit photos, videos and litter reviews for a shot at winning $25,000 cash, a $2,500 travel voucher and/or a one-year supply of litter. Visit their website for more information at worldsbestcatlitter.com

Also, be prepared for fright night of doggie trick-or-treaters who might mark their way to your front door, especially if you have pets. Angry Orange is a commercial grade pet odor remover with a citrus scent derived from the oil found in orange peels which means it’s actually 100% natural made with safe ingredients…Best part: it’s Made in the USA.  AO can be used on any surface – Fabric, Carpet, Walls, Wood Floors, Garage Floors, Trash cans, bathrooms – everywhere!  Sidebar: It is one of the top selling and fastest growing pet products on Amazon with thousands of 5 star reviews. www.amazon.com

Dangerous diseases are lurking
Prior to going to events make sure pets are vaccinated and pet owners should not allow dogs to drink out of communal water bowls to avoid the spreading of disease. So water and water bowls community parades, parties and costume contests but don’t share. I like the Loving Pets Products Bella Roma Travel Bowl.    It’s a graded bowl but folds flat.  Although it folds flat with a carabiner for easy carriers it has legs to avoid collapsing. After your event,  toss the BPA-free water bowl, in the dishwasher or wash by hand with hot soapy water.  www.lovingpetsproducts.com

With careful planning and utilizing my products recommendations, you and your pets can have a great Howl’oween.

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