Halloween - I had never really thought about this being an issue as it is usually overshadowed by the usual articles on Guy Fawkes and fireworks...which is an annual problem for our dog Jessie. Her usual symptoms have started... no eating outside after dark, taking to hide in her safe corner between the wall and the couch... and racing away when the faint whine of a rocket goes off! Yes, we have used the special desensitizing CD in the past... and it certainly does help, but she is not cured by a long shot! The problem is owner compliance...
Meanwhile keep the dogs away from all the chocolate if you are trick or treating and in the interests of their own safety, Keep Away from the visiting ghosts, vampires and zombies.. and while i think about that - keep the kids safe from the human predators too.
oh - and do adopt a black cat this week....or even a dog. I have always known they are the most likely to linger in rescue shelters and are over represented in the euthansia numbers - but superstition should not play a part in this/