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7 Ways to Pamper Your Dog for National Pet Week

May 1, 2017

Did you know that National Pet Week starts May 7th? This is a great chance to show your canine buddy some extra TLC, and maybe spoil him a bit. Read on as a local Niagara Falls, ON vet offers tips on keeping that furry tail wagging.

Treats

If we know one thing about dogs, it’s that they love snacks. Treat your canine pal to a yummy snack. This is a special occasion, so a plain cheeseburger isn’t out of the question. You can also get that tail wagging with cut-up hot dogs, pieces of deli meat, or even a steak. Just be sure to choose only safe, suitable foods. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

New Bed

Did you know that dogs spend about half of their time sleeping? A new bed is a great way to get Fido’s furry tail wagging! If you have a senior pup or a large breed, your pooch may appreciate an orthopedic bed. Smaller dogs often like bolstered beds.

Adventures!

Man’s Best Bud loves adventure! Treat your pup by taking him to a new park or exploring a new trail with him, so he can sniff and conquer new patches of grass.

Playtime!

Spend a few minutes playing with your canine buddy. This will help Fido burn off any excess energy, and help keep him fit. It will also be fun for you!

Toys!

Toys are great for our canine companions. Pick up a few new playthings for your pet. If you are working with a tight budget, you can go the DIY route. Try cutting up an old tee shirt, and braiding the strips together into a rope toy. Look online for more ideas and step-by-step instructions.

Vet?

Ok, we know that visiting us probably wouldn’t rank at the top of the list of Fido’s favorite activities. However, your canine buddy will both look and feel better with proper veterinary care! Take a few minutes to schedule your pet’s next appointment.

Puppy Play Zone!

Does your canine companion have a yard to patrol? If so, that’s wonderful! Consider getting your pup his own doghouse. Fido may also appreciate a sandbox, a splashing pool, or some fun ramps to play on.

Please contact us, your Niagara Falls, ON animal clinic, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs. We are dedicated to providing excellent care!

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