How To Tell If Your Dog Is Turning Into A Werewolf

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The days are getting shorter, the nights colder. And recently your pup has been acting — strange. They’re howling at the moon and seem to disappear every now and then.

As we get closer to Halloween, it may be easy to jump to the scary conclusion that your dog has turned into a werewolf. Even more alarming is the fact that October 26th is Howl At The Moon Day, a day that werewolves are sure to observe.

Fear not, DogTime readers. Before you go out and buy ancient, mystical tomes full of werewolf cures, go through this checklist of differences between dogs and werewolves to see if your pup has actually changed. And remember, it’s just for fun!

Did your dog pass this checklist and you still want to be extra sure? Let them out in the backyard on the night of a full moon. If they do their normal potty business, which they most likely will, chill out. No werewolf on your hands. If they start to shake violently and turn into a hideous beast, run. Run very fast.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Does your pup have anything in common with a werewolf? Do they ever howl at the moon? Let us know in the comments below!