Love Your Pet Day

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Tomorrow is Love Your Pet Day and it’s a great day to show your love for our little furry friends. Whether you’re a cat lover, a dog lover or you’ve got a family of chimpanzees sharing your home with you, today’s the day to spoil them even more than you normally do and show them how much they mean to your family.

Here are some ways to show your pet some love:

1. Take your furry friend for a walk.

Are you a dog owner?  Do you have a horse? Take your pet for a walk somewhere new or special. Whether it’s through a dog park, on a trail in the woods, or along the beach, take your pet out for some exercise.

Most animals love to get out and enjoy the fresh air. How many times have you seen a dog run around in the grass overjoyed with playing fetch? Celebrate your furry friend with some fresh air and sunshine.

2. Gift your pet a special treat.

Whether it’s a homemade dog biscuit or some catnip for your kitty, give your pet a treat in honor of National Love Your Pet Day. 

3. Shop for your pet.

Maybe your dog is in need of a new leash or bed. Perhaps your cat could use new toys. Take your dog with you to the pet store to purchase something just for your him.

4. Pamper your pet. 

Bathe your pet at home or bring your pet to the groomer for a bath and pedicure.

5. Give your pet extra attention.

Sometimes we are guilty of ignoring our pets. Sure, we feed them and care for them, but sometimes life gets in the way. Make sure you give your pet extra attention on National Love Your Pet Day. Play with your puppy or kitty. Give your bunny extra time out of its cage. Whichever the case, make sure you give your companion a little TLC.

6. Celebrate your pet on social media.

Most people love animals, so share the love with other people you know. Use the hashtag #NationalLoveYourPetDay to join a community of pet lovers on social media platforms, like Twitter and Instagram. Posting a photo with you and your pet is a great way to commemorate your relationship and celebrate your pet.

7. Visit a local animal shelter.

Maybe you don’t have a pet of your own, but you still love animals. Great! Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day by visiting a nearby animal shelter. Spend some time with the dogs, cats, and other furry critters that are in need of a forever home. You may end up adopting an animal in need. Even if you don’t, spending time with animals is a great way to honor this unofficial holiday.

8. Give your pet extra love.

It goes without saying, love your pet on National Love Your Pet Day. Give your cat or dog extra snuggles. Make sure you give your pet exactly what it needs to celebrate this unofficial holiday properly.