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5 Horribly Hilarious Halloween Pet Videos

Posted September 17, 2014 in A Vet's Life

The Internet is a strange place: some good strange, some bad strange and a whole lot of strange strange. What’s even stranger is that so much of the strangeness involves animals. Cats continue to control the majority of our online viewing time, followed by people tripping down stairs and falling off chairs. Okay, maybe I made up that last part but there’s no debating the abundance of absurd YouTube videos. In the spirit of mind-numbing, no-cost, high-speed hilarity, I thought I’d share five horribly hilarious Halloween pet videos and my take on what makes them so—well, you decide. 

1. Happy Halloween Dog Story

Did you know someone in school who constantly tried a little too hard to be funny? They really put their best effort into a gag but it always fell a little shy of a snicker? That friend made a Halloween pet video—still not entirely funny. First the good: The production value is off the charts! Go team! Creative camera angles, catchy music, charming children and dapper dogs dressed in costumes—just not so much hilarious. Let’s just say there’s an incredibly clichéd banana-peel slip gag, a warning about not giving dogs chocolate (Click here to learn more about chocolate toxicity), and then shots of the dogs snatching the chocolate candies and escaping that serves only to confuse. In the end, the creators resort to the old, “We did it for animal adoption, go team!” excuse that attempts to make me feel bad for poking a bit of fun of them. Oops. October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month! Click here to learn more about shelter dogs.

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Video by Busy Bee Dogs

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Ernie has more than 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry and is a well-known veterinarian, media personality and author. He is also a founding member of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team.

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