Show Your Pets a Little Extra Love During Pet Appreciation Week

| June 10, 2022

There is nothing better than a wagging tail, a gleeful meow, or a jingling collar to greet you at the end of a long day.  Pets provide us with companionship, love, and support.  

For Pet Appreciation Week, from June 5th – June 11th, let’s take some time out of our busy schedules to strengthen the human-animal bond and really show our pets how much we care.  

Make Treat Time Extra Exciting

Treat time is always a great time of the day, but why not make it a little extra exciting with puzzle feeders and other food enrichment activities. Click here for feeding enrichment tips for cats, and here for feeding enrichment tips for dogs.   

DIY a New Toy

Have you ever gone all out and bought your pet a super cool toy, but they were more interested in the box it came in? Here are some DIY toy ideas that you can make with household items for your cat, dog, and small pet. You’ll have just as much fun making these toys as you will watching your pet play with them. 

Schedule a Check Up

Your pet may not enjoy this suggestion as much as the others but take this week to make your pet’s well-being a priority. Make sure your pet is up to date on vaccines and ask your veterinarian to do a routine check to make sure your pet is healthy. 

Consider Getting Pet Insurance

Protect your pet in case of an accident or illness by getting pet insurance. Pet Insurance brings peace of mind knowing you won’t have to think about cost when it comes to your pet’s well-being. 

Teach Them a Cool Trick

Here’s a simple command you can try with your dog. Hold a treat between your fingers, show it to your dog and cue “touch”. When your dog’s nose touches your hand, say “yes”, and let your dog have the treat. Once your dog gets the hang of it, remove the treat from your hand, cue touch, wait for your dog to touch your hand with their nose, click or say “yes” and give them a treat from your other hand. 

Trick training isn’t just for dogs – cats and small pets can learn how to do tricks, or simple commands too. We offer training classes for cat tricks and kittens 

Spend More Quality Time Together

At the end of the day, your pet is happiest when they’re spending time with you. Unplug from your electronics and spend some quality time with your pet. Whether that’s extending your pup’s walk, playing laser tag with your cat, or snuggling with your small pet, you can make Pet Appreciation Week extra special.