Pets are Getting in the Halloween Spirit

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2017 Halloween trends from the American Pet Products Association.

Cowboy Dog Costume by Fashion Pet’s Costume Boutique

More than 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly 2 million cat-owning households will be treating their furry companions to pumpkin goodies and ghoulish toys this Halloween.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is excited to share some festive new ways its members are getting in the spirit this Halloween. According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 18 percent of dog owners have costumes for their pets, but it’s not just the attire that’s attracting pet owners. More than 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly 2 million cat-owning households will be treating their furry companions to pumpkin goodies and ghoulish toys this Halloween. Here’s a look at the latest trends manufactured by APPA members:

No tricks here! Imperial Cat’s Cat Nip Toys are stuffed with 100% all natural cat nip that makes for an irresistible playtime experience. They are festive and durable allowing cats to chase them throughout the house for hours. The Halloween collection includes a Frankenstein, Spooky Ghost and Candy Corn.
Price: $2.50-$5.95

Have a pet-friendly Halloween party to attend? Fashion Pet’s Costume Boutique has a full assortment of costumes designed to easily fit most dogs. Easy on and off headpieces with elastic straps help keep the hats on dogs’ heads while the Velcro® brand fastener skirt completes the ensemble. Costumes include Sailor, Owl, Pig, Cowboy, Crab, Turtle and Bunny.
Price: $12.99

Pets will love to snack on Pumpkin Biscuit Treats by Blue Dog Bakery and leave the kids’ treats alone. Made in the USA with all natural ingredients, including real pumpkin for sensitive stomachs, whole wheat flour, and cane molasses for that wonderful fresh-baked smell, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat for dogs.
Price: $6.99

Halloween is the time to dress up as a popular character from the year and lucky us, these costumes are offered for our pets too. Costumes by Rubie’s Pet Shop include this year’s favorite characters from recent blockbuster hits, such as Wonder Woman, Star Wars and Minions and are sure to get lots of attention.
Price: $22.99-$34.99

For healthy treating try Grain & Gluten-Free Pumpkin Biscuits by Portland Food Company. Fresh organic pumpkin gets mixed with Bob’s Red Mill’s Garbanzo Bean Flour and peanut butter to create an amazing flavor. Great for dogs with allergies, or those on a grain-free diet as well.
Price: $10.99

Canine companions will look spOOktacular this Halloween season with the Happy Jack Premium Collar & Leash set from Country Brook Design. This festive collar & leash set is made of durable, comfortable polyester and the collar features a metal side-release buckle with a brilliant, shiny finish. The leash has an ample length of six feet to put plenty of walking distance between dogs and owners.
Price: $17.95

For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022 or Jamie(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit for more information.

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