“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
– Anatole France
If you love your pet – like so many of us do – then this quote rings true to you.
Pets are such an important part of our lives. We celebrate their birthdays. We celebrate their “Gotcha Days.” We shower them with gifts at the holidays. And we definitely won’t forget about them on Valentine’s Day!
On Valentine’s Day this year, while you may pick up a special treat for your furry friend, there are some other ways you can show them some love – on this day and all throughout the year!
Groom Your Pet
If you have furry pets, give them some special attention by grooming them. You can do it yourself by giving them a bath and brushing their fur. Or book them a day with a professional groomer or at a pet spa (Yes, they do exist!). They’ll appreciate all of the extra attention!
Exercise With Your Pet
There’s nothing that your pet likes more than spending time with you. If you have a pet that needs to go for walks or likes to play as a form of exercise, then do it! Not only will it strengthen your bond, but it will also contribute to their overall health and well-being. Regular exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, keeps their muscles and joints strong, and promotes mental stimulation. You’re sure to see goofy grins when you do!
Train Your Pet
Yes, training your pet is a form of showing love. Training your pet helps to keep them safe – especially when they’re outdoors and around other animals.
Show Your Pet Affection
Belly rubs, cuddles, ear scratches, and saying, “Good girl!” are great ways to show your pet how much they’re loved.
Feed Your Pet Healthy Foods
Sure, they love the treats, but feeding your pet healthy foods will help to make sure they’re around for a long time. Give them treats sparingly so they’ll always eat the nutritious foods that are good for their health.
Pay Attention to Your Pet’s Cues
Your pet can’t talk to you, but you’ve probably learned to read their cues – and that’s awesome! It will help you to take better care of them in the long run.
Maybe you bought them a new toy for Valentine’s Day or picked up their favorite treat, but the love you show them every day is exactly what they need! Don’t forget all the ways you show your pets love on a daily basis – because they sure do appreciate it – even if they don’t tell you.