Show us your pet's Halloween costume!
Halloween approaches, and dogs and cats everywhere are bracing themselves gearing up for the day when they can show off their best costumes.
There will be pumpkin costumes, bumblebee costumes, lobster costumes, police officer costumes, devil costumes, hot dog costumes, Superdog costumes ... and maybe, if we're lucky, even an Antoine Dogson costume. We can hardly wait to see them all.
Of course, not all pets will want to dress up. The ASPCA offers this practical advice: "Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their 'birthday suits,' however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress." Check out ASPCA.org for more of the organization's Halloween pet-safety tips. One big hint: Chocolate isn't the only candy ingredient that can be harmful to pets if consumed. Xylitol, a sweetener, is another one that can be hazardous to both dogs and cats.
If your own pet is one of those Halloween-loving 'hams' the ASPCA mentioned, we'd love to see his or her costume! Show us by sharing your photo (.jpg format) or video -- just click on the photo gallery below to submit your best shot. Be sure to include a caption that tells us a bit about your pet, and we'll share some of our favorites in a post here at Unleashed. Happy pre-Halloween!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Top photo: xoch / Your Scene