Tips for Fun and Safety for Your Chihuahua on Halloween
Whether your have your Chihuahua in the house during trick-or-treat or are taking him out into the neighborhood, planning ahead for a few elements will help keep the evening both fun and safe.
If you take your Chihuahua Trick or Treating
1. Do not have your Chi on leash and collar.
A harness or costume with connector is best. While we recommend a harness vs a collar
at all times, it is particularly important when walking at night and/or with groups of people. The harness will allow you much better control and with possible times of needing to move your Chi to keep him safe or avoid obstacles, a harness will not injure the neck as a collar can do.
Many dog costumes have an 0-ring leash connection, which is perfect and if your Chihuahua is wearing a costume without one, you can place the harness on him first and slice a small hole for the harness ring to poke through.
2. Keep chocolate far away from your Chihuahua. Not only should you take tremendous care to ensure that your Chihuahua cannot get close to any sort of chocolate, also keep your eyes out if you take your Chihuahua around the neighborhood. There can be dropped candy that your dog can mouth while walking and/or a child may slip a piece to your dog, not knowing that it can be poisonous.
The amount of chocolate that is toxic to dogs depends on what type it is, how much your Chihuahua ingests and his/her exact weight.
Different chocolate candies have varying amounts of cocoa and therefore, the toxin theobromine.