October Pet Horoscope
on October 9, 2009
Posted in News
Even though Capricorn pets are usually very responsible, this month they will need to have a job of their own in order to feel like a valued member of the family. Provide one for them by teaching your dog to fetch the newspaper. Although cat’s do not generally have ‘jobs’, you should lavish praise on your kitty whenever you catch her grooming another member of the family.
Halloween Costume: Buddha or Marie Antoinette.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
October welcomes Neptune into your pet’s sign, which results in your pet acting a bit spacey this month. Do not worry if your cat starts to dreamily stare at your parrot in its cage or if your dog freaks out about the fake skeletons that you are hanging up around the house in celebration of Halloween, it’s just that their natural instincts have deserted them for a while. Keep this in mind and try to avoid any situation in which your pet may face danger.
Halloween Costume: Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This month it is best to help your Pisces pet stick to a daily regimen. This will help to reduce any stress that they may have due to the Halloween festivities going on both in your house and out on the street.
Halloween Costume: Mermaid or Lobster
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries pets will be the center of attention this month. Let them! Just don’t let them take it too far! Allow your pet to show their tricks to your visitors and reward them with treats. However, they will also be extra sensitive this month, so be careful not to overburden your pet with your own worries.
Halloween Costume: Cheerleader or sports star
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This is relationship month for Taurus pets, so this is a good time to either introduce your pet to a possible mate, or to simply arrange a few play dates with friends. October is also a great month to improve your own relationship with your pet.
Halloween Costume: Queen of Hearts or Cupid
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Always up for anything, the Gemini pet will enjoy donning a Halloween costume and joining the rest of the family to go Trick or Treating this month. However, try not to let your Gemini pet become over-excited! Stress can be an ugly thing!
Halloween Costume: Cowboy/girl
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
October finds many guests popping in and out of your home for quick visits. This is slightly upsetting to your Cancer pet and will force him to put on a tough act. Try to keep your Cancer pet busy whenever guests stop by and remember to reassure your pet that he is well-loved.
Halloween Costume: King or Queen.
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
After being somewhat submissive during the beginning of October, your Leo pet will soon turn back into a roaring lion just in time for Halloween! You will need to keep a watchful eye on your pet to make sure that his submissiveness is not being taken advantage of and to make sure that he doesn’t become too aggressive either.
Halloween Costume: Lion or Scarecrow
Virgo (August 24 – September 22)
Normally humble, Virgo pets will expect more from life and from you this month. It is ok to give in to your pet! Providing them with extra treats or one-on-one time is the perfect way to show your Virgo pet just how much you love and appreciate them.
Halloween Costume: Knight in Shining Armor or Lady in Waiting
Libra (September 23 – October 23)
Being their birthday month, it is fitting that Libra pets will have the urge to assert their dominance. However, your Libra pet will need to be gently reminded who the real pack leader is. Go over a few commands to make sure that he hasn’t forgotten any. As for your Libra cat, gently remind them that their scratching post is the only place where they are allowed to scratch.
Halloween Costume: Cleopatra or President
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Scorpio pets know that they are the best at everything they do! So this month provide them with a few challenges: Teach new tricks or give them a new puzzle toy to figure out. Keeping your Scorpio pet happy and active will make the Halloween month more enjoyable.
Halloween Costume: Biker or French Maid
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
With a chill starting to set in, Sagittarius pets will start to become agitated. Try to alleviate this by setting aside plenty of playtime for your pet either inside the house or outside during the hottest part of the day.
Halloween Costume: Superman/woman or Clown
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Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan