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Everything Animals: Pet costumes

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WILLISTON Vt. -

Lurking in the shadows of the night... What could be your worst nightmare... If you don't see the wagging tail.

Have no fear the end of the world is NOT near. It's a dog in a spider costume and this prank has been viewed more than 150-million times. There's no guarantee your pooch will become a youtube sensation  but this seasons popular Halloween pet costumes are coming to life.

At the petfood warehouse in Williston we have Barley the shark.

Katelyn Blades: “We have the giraffe and koala, which are really fun ones there’s the princess, there’s a woody one, there’s soccer ball guy there’s so many different ones it’s insane."

Including of course, the spider.

Dressing up our pets is scary popular. The National Retail Federation guesses Americans will spend $350 million dollars on pet costumes.

When picking out a cute or creepy costume there are a few tricks to keep in mind.

Katelyn Blades: “You really just want it to not be super tight but you don't want it to be loose to where it's falling off. A lot of the costumes have the little place to put their tail so that it stays on. So you definitely want to make sure that it's long enough for them.”

For dogs not interested in a full suit, Blades says there are harnesses with wings or even simple scarves to get in the spirit. She says if you think this is only for small pups, think again.

Katelyn Blades: “There are costumes for everybody. The big dog people and the small dog people all like it. My dog's big and I think it's hilarious that he's wearing a costume."

Barley wears it like a pro, but experts say keep a close eye on your pet the first few times they dress up. And don't forget that a little treat goes a long way.

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