Love Your Pet Day

Did you know that there is a special pet holiday coming up? February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! While we think pets deserve to feel loved and safe every day, this is a great time to show your animal companion some extra TLC. Read on as a Smyrna, GA vet discusses some great ways to pamper your pet on Love Your Pet Day.

Toys

Making sure your furry pal has lots of fun toys is very important! Offer Fluffy a new catnip mouse, or get Fido a new chew toy. You can also spoil your pet with fun modern toys, like automated laser pointers or mechanical ball launchers.

Treats

Giving your four-legged friend a special treat is another great way to brighten up their day. Fluffy and Fido can both enjoy cooked, plain meat, chicken, or fish, without the skin, bones, or fat. You can also offer your pet store-bought treats. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can make your pet’s snacks. Just be sure to only use ingredients that are safe for pets.

New Digs

Could your dog use a new bed? Is Fluffy’s scratching post looking pretty shredded? Get your pet some new furniture. Store-bought pieces are fine, but you can also save money by going the DIY route. Look online for great ideas.

Playtime!

Take time to hold a fuzzy wand toy for Fluffy to pounce on, or toss a ball for Fido to fetch. This will provide your furry buddy with exercise and stimulation, and help them burn off excess energy. Plus, it will be fun for you, too!

Pictures

This is a great chance to snap some adorable photos of your four-legged friend. Use editing software to optimize your pictures, and then print and frame your favorite.

Veterinary Appointment

We know, Fluffy and Fido would rather do anything else on this list. However, your pet will look and feel better with proper care. Let this be a reminder to book your furball’s next appointment.

Quality Time

At the end of the day, your furry bff really just wants to spend time with you. Carve out some special quality time with your pet today. An animal’s unconditional love is a very special and precious gift.

Is your animal companion due for an exam, vaccinations, or parasite control products? We’re here to help! Contact us, your Smyrna, GA pet hospital, anytime!