Dog birthdays, adoptiversaries, and pet holidays like National Dog Week are great excuses to show our dogs how much we love them. From time spent together to a day at the dog spa, here are just 5 ways to pamper your dog, no matter what occasion.
1. One-on-one time
The thing your pup loves the most is extra time with their favorite person—you! Give your dog some one-on-one time doing some of their favorite things. Play a game of tug-o-war, snuggle up on your couch together, or take a nice long walk around the neighborhood. No matter what activity you choose, your dog will appreciate the time you spend together.
2. High-quality dog treats or a homemade meal
You can make a dog-friendly homemade meal or get some high-quality treats from your local pet store. If you’re making something at home, look out for recipes with peanut butter, sweet potato, and other dog-friendly ingredients. You can even do something as simple as freezing chicken broth for a special treat. Don’t allow your pet to indulge too much, especially if they have a sensitive stomach.
3. New plush blanket or bed
Nothing says “pamper” like a plush snuggly blanket or extra cushioned dog bed for your pooch. Pick a new bed that matches your pet’s favorite sleeping style and needs. Do they like to burrow under the covers? Try a new cozy blanket! Could your senior pet use an extra-soft sleeping space? Look for an orthopedic pet bed!
4. Picnic in the park
For the active pup, a picnic and playtime in the park may be just what they need. Bring a ball or frisbee for some fetch and a nice big picnic blanket to lounge in the sun afterward. You can even pack a basket of treats for yourself and your pet.
5. Dog spa
Keep your pet fresh and relaxed with a day at the doggy spa. You can take them to a professional groomer or set up your own spa at home! Start the afternoon with a bath to help them freshen up. Give them a fresh nail trim, and finish off doggy spa day with a nice long massage from head to paw.
How do you like to pamper your dog? Share in the comments below!