National Pet Appreciation Week
July 10th through the 16th!
This week is meant to remind us to pause and be thankful for the unconditional love our pets provide for us daily. Animals are unique in their ability to bring so much joy and ask for so little in return. Why not take some time to give back to our furry loved one in your life? Here are some ways that you can show how much you care.
Check out ideas for yummy people dishes that are safe for your pets too! Most veterinarians agree that dogs shouldn’t eat a lot of people food or scraps, but a special treat is ok. Be sure to avoid garlic, onions, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts and of course, chocolate.
2. Create a doggie play date!
Summer is the perfect time for that magical combination of sun, water and great food. Call your friends with dogs, get a kiddie pool to fill with water for the pooches and have a barbecue for the humans. Not sure how much time you can spend with them? Drop them off with us and they’ll be sure to have a blast!
3. Have a pamper session
Nothing says I Love You quite like feeling and looking like a new dog! Make an appointment to have your pup groomed, so they’ll be looking their best! Bandanas are a fun touch and very easy to make out of old shirts, just cut into a square, fold in half and tie around the neck. Or if you’d like one of our professional groomers to help, ask our front desk about the products we have.
5. Go for a car ride!
Go for a scenic drive with the windows partially cracked. Stop by parks and other dog-friendly areas for a drive that is completely centered around your four legged best friend!
6. Purchase a new toy!
Dogs appreciate a new frisbee, ball, rope or squeaky toy! Consider what would make your pet happy to show your appreciation. Check out our new toys in store made for big, small, soft and strong chewers.
7. Update vaccines
While a trip to the veterinarian generally isn’t a favorite for your pet, it is an important visit to keep them healthy. Show your appreciation by making an appointment for a regular check up and vaccinations.
8. Take your dog on a hike!
Be sure to tailor the hike to your dog’s fitness level and avoid the heat of the day. Bring along water, and a portable dish.
Although everyday should be Dog Appreciation Day, we wanted to share a few things to make this month just a little more special. Be sure to check out our services to make sure your best friend has there special day!