National Love Your Pet Day is coming! Here’s 7 ways to celebrate!
Forget Valentine’s Day… The Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals family likes to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day! Observed on February 20th, this holiday encourages pampering our pets, focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives, and showing them that extra attention.
February isn’t just important because of “Pet Dental Health” month. But it is also a great opportunity for you to make sure your pet pal is getting the very most out of their lives. Here are 7 ways to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day with your pet:
- Ensure they are up to date on their health care
- Watch animal videos with them
- Keep their nails trimmed and brush their coat
- Practice their favorite commands and tricks
- Play their favorite game or play their best toy
- Inspect their toys. Throw away any that are in bad shape
- Wash their bedding so they feel fresh
Made With Love, Pet Treats
Show your pet some love this month with some very simple recipes for homemade treats!
Does your dog love peanut butter? Be sure your pet is not allergic to any of these ingredients before serving them. You’ll need 2 cups of flour, 2 eggs, and a half a cup of peanut butter. Mix together and splash in water as needed to make a dough. Roll out and use a cute cookie cutter to create shapes that look just like your pooch. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. We like the cookie cutters from cookiecutter.com. They have so many shapes and breeds. https://cookiecutter.com/dogs-and-cats-cookie-cutters.htm
IMPORTANT: Be sure to to avoid peanut butter with artificial sweeteners like Xylitol.
Does your cat love cheese? Be sure your cat is not allergic to any of these ingredients before serving them. You’ll need ¾ cup of whole wheat flour, one cup of shredded cheese (your cat’s choice), ¼ cup vanilla yogurt and mix together. Splash in water to loosen like a dough. With a corn starch sprinkled pan, roll out dough like a pizza. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut once cooled into little squares with a pizza cutter. For more cat treat recipes, please visit https://www.care.com/c/stories/6291/easy-homemade-cat-treats/
Some info courtesy of National Day Calendar