It’s Valentine’s Day this Sunday – the most romantic day of the year! Now is the perfect time to show your pet just how much you love them.
Your furry friend fills you with joy and shows you unconditional love every single day, so how do you return the same level of care and affection?
It’s simple! Animals aren’t materialistic, so there’s no need to buy them a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers – in fact, these items pose a potential threat to their health if consumed. Instead, all they need is a sweet cuddle and your complete attention.
We’ve gathered some of our most thoughtful ideas to help you make this Valentine’s Day extra special for you and your beloved companion.
Take them for an extra walk
Isn’t it lovely when you grab the lead and your dog immediately bounces with excitement? Anyone with a dog will understand just how much they love a long walk, so ditch the TV remote for some fresh air and surprise your curious canine with a trip to the fields.
You’ll be doing them a world of good too – exercise helps stimulate the mind and gets their muscles moving!
Surprise them with a new toy
Since your pet is a part of your family, they deserve a special treat. They do love a surprise, so why not come home with a new fluffy and cuddly toy for them to play with?
Give them a good grooming
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a good pamper session. Give your pet a good grooming by brushing their fur coat. This will help form a special bond between you and your pet, as well as give you the opportunity to check for any abnormalities beneath their skin, such as fleas and ticks, and dry patches.
Show them lots of love and affection
Set aside some time to sit with your pet and give them some extra cuddles this Valentine’s Day. Cosy up with your favourite movie, set up a blanket (you could even bring your pet’s favourite toy) and get ready to give them the best belly rubs and head scratches they’ve ever had.
Playing games with your pet, such as fetch or hide and seek is great for strengthening the relationship between the both of you. Games require you both to communicate and work together in the same way and it can be a really positive experience for you both. Spend some time with your pet this Valentine’s Day and improve your pet’s social skills.
We advise all pet owners to avoid feeding their pet’s chocolate on any day of the year as it is incredibly toxic for animals. However, special occasions such as Valentine’s Day will see lots of chocolate being consumed, so in the unfortunate event that your pet gets hold of your chocolate, don’t wait until it’s too late! Our dedicated 24-hour centres are here to help day and night. Simply use our online practice finder tool to locate your nearest 24-hour centre if your pet requires emergency care this Valentine’s Day.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We hope you and your furry friends have a lovely day together!
With love from all of us here at Medivet.
Posted February 12, 2016 in Seasonal Care