It’s that time of year again, the time when pet owners have an opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful ways that pets enrich their lives! June 6th marks the start of Pet Appreciation Week, and there’s never been a better time to show appreciation for all of the fantastic ways your pet enhances your life. Not only do pet owners reap the benefit of constant companionship and unconditional love, but pets also offer their owners a chance at a very special friendship. Pets are also great motivators, nudging owners to get out of doors for walks. They also encourage owners to give and receive love, without judgment or pretense.
Pets can provide humans with a host of mental and physical health advantages that may include lowering high blood pressure, increased exercise, as well as greater opportunities for socialization. Finally, pets provide their humans with a more positive well-being that goes along with caring for a living creature.
Here are a few ways you can show your pet some love:
- Mix up your regular walk – head to the dog park
- Indulge in some dog biscuits, kitty treats or whatever treat your pet enjoys
- Purchase your best friend a new toy
- Take a car ride and let your pet enjoy the breeze
- Splash around in the water
- Sport a new collar and safety tags
- Enjoy a nap – together!
Tell us how you showed your pet you care and share your pet photos with us on our Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear about how you admire your furry friends for Pet Appreciation week!