We're fast approaching the spoooookiest time of year, which is a great time to have fun with your furry gremlin, ghoul, or chupacabra. But beyond tricks and treats, October brings adorable new animal film stars and pet photography sensations our way. Have a silly but safe month, and be sure to check out our October must haves!
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Pet owners have long lauded the benefits of pumpkin  when it comes to pet digestion, but this spooky squash can also lend your pet's coat a lustrous shine. Royal Treatment's Pumpkin Patch and Nutmeg Shampoo  ($23) brightens fur tearlessly with a delicious pumpkin pie scent.
We can't wait for Seth Casteel's Underwater Dogs  book ($20) debuting on Oct. 23. The pet portraitist's amazing photos of canine swimmers taken from under the water's surface went viral earlier this year, and now these images have leaped from screen to page in a glossy, 144-page volume.
Opening this Friday, Oct. 5, Tim Burton's next dark yet heartwarming animated frolic, Frankenweenie, tells the tale of a boy who resurrects his beloved canine companion . . . and then all hell breaks loose! The raised-from-the-dead Sparky costume  ($17) should be a hot ticket for pups this Halloween .
Tricks with no treats isn't a fair shake. Cats will go batty for a catnip-filled Scaredy Bat toy  ($8), and they may even forgive you for sneaking up on them in that zombie mask.
Treat your pup to all-natural peanut butter treats  ($8 for 10 oz.) from Etsy seller muddypuppys, and you'll not only be giving kudos to the four-legged one in your life, but you'll also be contributing to October's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. All profits from these delectable dog cookies benefit It's the Pits, a San Diego-based no-kill rescue that places "bully breeds" with loving families and educates the community on these tough but lovable pets.