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Celebrating Love Your Pet Day

Love Your Pet Day is just around the corner: it’s coming up February 20th! Of course, we think that pets should feel loved every day. Our animal companions truly fulfill and enrich our lives, and help turn our houses into homes. Read on for some great ideas from a Burlington, ON vet on how to celebrate this special day.

Toys

Toys are a great gift for any pet. Stop by a local market or grocery store and pick up some new playthings for your furry pal! Then, indulge them with a fun play session. This is bound to put a smile on your face as well.

Treats

A yummy snack will also help your furry friend feel extra special. Just be sure to stick to safe options. Plain, cooked meat, fish, or poultry with the skin, bones, and fat removed is a good choice for both dogs and cats. Fluffy and Fido can also have some shredded deli meat, sodium-free broth, or store-bought treats.

Appointment

Is your four-legged buddy overdue for an exam or vaccinations? This is a great reminder to make an appointment. After all, healthy pets are happy pets!

Beauty Session

Our animal companions are much more comfortable when their fur is soft and clean. If it’s too cold to bathe Fido at home, book him an appointment at the doggy salon. As for Fluffy, a good brushing session will do just fine. This will remove dead fur and dander from her coat, and keep her comfy and purring.

Photo Session

Snap some cute pictures of Fido or Fluffy being their adorable selves. You can never have too many cute pictures of your four-legged friend!

Adventures

This one is mostly for Fido. Kitties tend to be homebodies, and even the ones that aren’t are much safer staying inside. Take your canine buddy to a park, or perhaps to a pet-friendly pet-store or deli. As for Fluffy, she may enjoy exploring a paper bag or a simple box.

Quality Time

Last but not least, be sure to carve out some quality time with your furry best friend. There’s no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than by hanging out with your pet. Don’t skimp on those ear scritches, either!

As your local Burlington, ON vet clinic, we are dedicated to offering great care. Please feel free to contact us anytime! 

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