Do Pets Like Wearing Costumes?

Catherine Zhu

Catherine Zhu

Staff reporter Catherine Zhu examines pet owners outfitting their dogs and cats in costumes for Halloween and other occasions.

Excerpt from transcript:

It’s really cute to see pets wearing costumes but it’s very important to think about your pet’s comfort level. There are tons of downsides of dressing up pets for our entertainment. Some pets may appear to be calm when wearing a costume but even if they tolerate clothing costumes can be bad for their physical health. Dressing animals in clothing can cause skin damage and pets can easily get tangled in fabrics which can lead to panic and anxiety for your furry friend.