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Bossier pet hotel offers Halloween pet safety tips

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Americans are expected to buy 330 million dollars worth of Halloween costumes this year, but not the human kind. The National Retail Federation says the money will be spent on pets.
 
This Halloween many pets will take on alter egos: like bikers, fairies and even super heroes.  Experts like Your Pet Butler Hotel and Spa manager Katie Duran are urging you to consider your animal's safety before you pick out that costume. "If your dog doesn't like to wear clothes or costumes, then it probably would not be a good idea to force a dog to make them feel uncomfortable for them," said Duran and explained pet costumes should be the right fit. Try avoiding too tight costumes that may cut off circulation, or may make it difficult to walk. Costumes too big for the animal are also dangerous because it may trip up your pet.  
     
As for taking your animal friend trick or treating, Duran says it's depends on the pet's personality, "If your dog gets scared easily, it would probably be best to leave him at home, where they feel more comfortable," she said and added when it comes to sweet treats, Duran advised sticking to the pet kind for your animals. "Any kind of candy is not good for dogs, whether it's sugar free candy or candy that has regular sugar," said Duran and assures that keeping these safety tips in mind can help your furry friends have a fun, but safe Halloween.

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