Time for a little comic relief – Halloween is almost here and you may be thinking of dressing up your pooch. Whether you are entering your dog in a costume contest or looking to entertain trick-or-treaters, we offer these costumes for your consideration and entertainment.
10 Halloween Costumes for Dogs
Maybe not the most imaginative, but simple and understated. Sure to get some laughs from young trick-or-treaters who come to the door.
This is a DIY costume that would be a huge hit at an adult costume party – or at the very least, entertain the parents escorting their kids door-to-door on Halloween night. The site doesn’t have instructions but you could easily assemble this with items from your local craft store as well as a dog E-collar or cone collar from your pet supply store
Baby seals are adorable, even when they are small dogs dressed up as baby seals.
I suppose there is something amusing about dressing dogs up as other animals. Save this costume for your Shark Week viewing party!
This would be a very simple DIY costume. All you would need is some felt to craft the tag and letters. Sew the letters onto the tag or some craft stores have precut felt letters that could be glued on.
This costume would be perfect if you or your daughter were dressing up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. (I also think you could make a similar version yourself, if you had the patience).
In the event you don’t want to dress up as Dorothy to match your dog – if you have another dog, they can be Dorothy!
Imagine if a spider of this size walked in to your house? I would faint. Actually so would my dog.
We are partial to the cowboy costume, all he needs is a bucket of Cowboy Magic® products and he’s ready to groom his trusted stead.
Has your dog been a little naughty lately? Then maybe this Devil costume is appropriate attire for him.
Would you ever your dress your dog in a Halloween Costume? What’s the craziest animal costume you’ve ever seen? Even better, if you have pictures, share them below!
We received a fabulous call from a customer this week – dog mom, Claire Spielman, called to tell us about the great success she had using Cowboy Magic® on her 3-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Peaches. And the proof is in the pictures – she looks gorgeous! Peaches knows a thing or two about looking her best – in 2014, she won the World Wide Terrier Photo Contest and in May of 2015, she was crowned as America’s Top Dog Model®.
Peaches isn’t just a model though, part of the reason she won the title was for her dedicated service as a therapy dog. The America’s Top Dog Model® theme this year was “Helping Paws” and Peaches emerged as a top pick due to her work as a therapy dog visiting children in homeless shelters and hospitals, as well as nursing home patients. Peaches is a graduate of the Share-A-Pet program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They provide certification and insurance for therapy pet owners.
Did you know that Cowboy Magic® products were perfect for dog grooming? Claire tried Cowboy Magic®’s Rosewater Shampoo, Conditioner and our Detangler & Shine on Peaches and the result was a silky and shiny coat.
Peaches is a smart and caring dog who’s beautiful spirit shines through regardless of whether she’s modeling in costume, or bringing joy to others through therapy.
Thank you for your service Peaches, and for being a Cowboy Magic® customer.
Check out Peaches’ Facebook page: Yorkie Peachy Girl.
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Champion Mounted Shooter, Morgan Swanson, has teamed up with The Stagecoach West to share her favorite Cowboy Magic® products. Watch the video here on the Cowboy Magic Facebook Page and enter our contest while you are there – runs through August 26th at 11:59 p.m. Thank you Morgan!
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Summer is a fabulous season – more time outside with your horse, but it can also be a tough season to keep your horse cool and healthy. Below, we’ve provided a few tips to keep your horse cool. Don’t forget to enter our contest on Facebook starting on July 31st: KEEP COOL and tell us how you keep your horse cool and safe during the summer! Winners will be announced on August 3, 2015. UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner of our Keep Cool Contest! JoAnn Baker Kemper, we loved your energetic photo and it looks like both you and your horse are keeping cool.
JoAnn wins a Cowboy Magic® Rosewater Shampoo, Rosewater Conditioner, Detangler & Shine and Shine In Yellowout™. Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered and if you haven’t had a chance to look through all the comments and photos, take the time to do so – you are in for a treat!
5 Tips to Keep Your Horse Cool
Alter Turnout Times – When the heat of summer strikes, you will want to alter your turnout times to make sure your horse gets turned out during the cooler hours of the day. High noon will not be the best time of day for your horse to get exercise.
Fresh Water – Cool, fresh water is crucial during summer. If your horse’s water source is sitting out in the sun, it will get hot and turn into a mosquito bath before you know it. Ideally, provide cool water in the shade. If your horse isn’t drinking as much as he should, you can offer a salt block, or mist his hay supply with water.
Shade – If your horse is outdoors, he will need available shade, such as a run-in shade. Trees are also a great source of shade, but give more options since the sun moving during the day will goes the shade from the trees to change.
Fans – Fans are a great way to get the air moving and create a nice, cooling breeze for your horse. But be careful where you position the fan – make sure you are pulling the hot air out of the barn and not into it. Make sure the cords are out of reach of your horse.
Heat Stroke Prevention – Heat stroke is very serious and life-threatening to your horse. Read our Post on Horse Heat Stroke Signs and steps to take if your horse does show signs of heat stroke).
What other steps do you take to keep your horse cool (and yourself!) in the summer?
As a horse owner, it’s very important that you know the horse heat stroke signs, especially with the extremely hot temperatures of summer.
Horse Heat Stroke Signs
- Elevated Temperature – a rectal temperature above 103 F
- Increased Respiratory Rate – breaths per minute between 40 – 50 breaths per minute, and remains elevated after a few minutes of rest; shallow breathing
- Lethargy – stumbling, collapsing, depression, refusal to eat
- Elevated Heart Rate – if your horse has a pulse over 80 beats per minute that doesn’t slow with rest
- Increase or Lack of Sweating – if your horse breaks out in a full-body sweat or worse, if your horse ceases sweating altogether.
Horse Heat Stroke – What to do
If you have checked the signs, and you suspect your horse has heat stroke:
- Call your veterinarian.
- Cease any activity for your horse.
- Rinse them off with cold water.
- Move the horse into shade and turn a fan on to provide a breeze.
Read more about How to Keep Your Horse Cool in Summer.