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Pet Halloween Costumes: Put Pet Safety First

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Ladybugs, pumpkins, lions, bears, oh my! October is always a popular time of year for pet costumes, and with Halloween around the corner, they are everywhere. While these costumes provide us with cute and funny moments, we want to make sure our pet’s safety and happiness always comes first.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for costume season:

  • Not all pets like costumes: If your pet is easily stressed and/or frequently experiences anxiety, costumes will most likely make them feel uncomfortable.  A cute picture is not worth causing them unnecessary distress.


  • Avoid costumes with masks: Make sure to avoid a costume that covers any part of their face including their ears. Any restriction to the senses they rely upon can be dangerous.


  • Avoid choking hazards: Avoid costumes that include small attachments or strings that could become a choking hazard.


  • Pay attention to the size: Our pets aren’t easily able to communicate whether a costume is too snug (risk of overheating and breathing restrictions) or too large (walking difficulties and risk of injury), help keep them comfortable and safe by paying attention to the right fit. 


  • Keep them visible: Make sure to include some reflective/lighter pieces so that they can be easily seen in various conditions. And don’t forget to keep their identification tags on with any costume. The best accessory is safety! 

It’s a fun time of year, but keeping your pet safe and sound is most important. 

Here at PetFirst1, we know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets. PetFirst Pet Insurancecan help cover unexpected vet visits2 and can provide peace of mind. PetFirst Pet Insurance1 has cat and dog insurance policies2 to fit every budget. 

Consider getting pet insurance for your furry friend today. 


1PetFirst Healthcare, LLC (“PetFirst Pet Insurance” or “PetFirst”) is the program administrator authorized to offer and administer pet health insurance policies underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company, with its main office at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, or New Hampshire Insurance Company or The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, each with its main administrative office at 500 West Madison Street, Suite 3000 Chicago, IL 60661. For costs, complete details of coverage, and a listing of approved states, please contact PetFirst Healthcare, LLC. 

2Like most insurance policies, insurance policies offered by PetFirst Healthcare, LLC contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. 

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