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The cutest Halloween costumes for your pets

Take trick-or-treating to the next level (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Trick-or-treating may be a bit difficult this year – with limited numbers of kids allowed out on the streets hunting for sugar. But this doesn’t mean ‘spooky season’ is cancelled.

Even if we can’t have a party, or hit the club in our favourite ‘sexy witch’ outfits, we can still make sure Halloween is a big hit.

And you can start by dressing up your four-legged friend in an adorable (yet terrifying) Halloween costume.

Yes, pets love Halloween just as much as we do. And they deserve to celebrate too. So you should probably be a good pet-owner and buy your furry friend a super spooky outfit.

Obviously, your pet is going to look absolutely amazing in their ghoulish get-up. Whether it’s an understated pair of bat wings, an alluring lacy number, or a hilarious pumpkin – make sure you choose the look that suits your pet’s personality.

Here are some of our favourites that you can buy for your fluffy friends in time for the scariest day of the year:

Pumpkin costumes are always funny (Picture: Pets At Home)
Oh my god… a crocodile! (Picture: Etsy)
So ferocious (Picture: Pets At Home)
A striking look (Picture: Pets At Home)
For the too-cool-for-school cat in your life (Picture: Etsy)
Pets in this outfit can’t be tamed (Picture: Pets At Home)
Doesn’t get much cuter than this (Picture: Etsy)
So mythical (Picture: Pets At Home)
So spooky (Picture: Wilko)
Spooky and cosy (Picture: Pets At Home)
Don’t mess with this witch (Picture: Amazon)
A classic (Picture: Pets At Home)
An effortless Halloween lewk (Picture: Amazon)
This one is actually a bit too scary (Picture: Pets At Home)

Tips for dressing up your pets safely

  • Give your dog space: it’s important for them to feel like they have a choice and that they can escape if they’re uncomfortable, as opposed to feeling cornered or threatened.
  • Make the experience a positive one: only let them wear outfits for a few minutes at a time initially and give them their favourite treats to create a positive association.
  • Introduce accessories or costumes gradually: it can take time and it’s not something you can always jump straight into.
  • Look out for signs of them becoming overwhelmed or upset: including tucking their tail under, flattening their ears, turning their head away or easily missed signs such as licking their lips or yawning; it’s important they’re never ignored.
  • Never force your pet: if they become overwhelmed or upset, your pet can still join in the fun with simpler, less intrusive accessories like collar sliders and bandannas.

Pets At Home

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