Tips for dressing up your dog for Halloween this year

Vana White the pug won Best in Show at the 9th annual Dogtoberfest (KXAN/John Dabkovich)
Vana White the pug won Best in Show at the 9th annual Dogtoberfest (KXAN/John Dabkovich)

AUSTIN (NBC News) — Halloween is just around the corner, and this year Americans are getting the whole family involved… including their pets.

“Going out trick-or-treating with them is part of the experience, or going out to halloween doggie parties,” says Ana Smith of the National Retail Federation

Get the right fit by considering breed, weight and measurements when sizing a store-bought costume. Be sure the animal can see, breathe and drink normally, and just know some may not be on board. If your pet seems stressed, consider a simplier option.

What’s the most popular costume for our four-legged friends? A pumpkin. Star Wars characters are also pretty popular (probably more with their owner than the dogs themselves).

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