Thinking about ways to make your dog feel extra special this Valentine’s Day? There is no denying our undying love for our pets, and we want to show our furry friends that they are loved on this special holiday. Unlike the traditional chocolates, candy, jewelry and fancy dinner you might treat your significant other to, dogs need to be spoiled in other ways that are safer for them. This definitely means NO chocolate on Valentine’s Day because it can be harmful to a dog’s health. Here are some other ways you can treat your dog on Valentine’s Day.
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1. Take Your Dog for a Walk
Most dogs love to go for walks around the neighborhood or the park. Your dog will love to explore and appreciate the extra time with you. Not only is it fun for your dog to roam outside, it is also great exercise and promotes healthy habits!
2. Buy Your Dog a New Toy
Your pup will love a new toy to play with. Once you give them this amazing gift that can entertain for hours, make sure to stick around and enjoy the toy with them. Chances are they will appreciate your company even more than the new gift!
3. Bake Dog Treats
Anything baked with love tastes better than what you can find at the store. Your dog will appreciate something different than his or her normal treats. Here is an easy recipe to make a homemade dessert for your dog:
Peanut-butter and Banana Fro-yo Bites
2 Cups All-Natural Greek Yogurt
1/3 Cup of Peanut-Butter
1 Tablespoon Honey
1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor
2. Pour into heart-shaped molds
3. Freeze for one hour and pop the treats from the molds when ready to be served
4. Doggy Spa Day
Everyone loves to be pampered, even dogs! Give your dog a warm bath, take your dog to the groomer’s and or have their teeth brushed to show your love. A spa day will leave your dog feeling clean and refreshed and promotes good hygiene and health.
5. Dog Park
Many dogs enjoy playing and interacting with other dogs. Take your furry friend to the dog park where friends are abundant! Many social dogs will love running around and interacting with other dogs in a large, open environment.
We hope you and your pooch have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to hug your canine companion and show just how much you love and appreciate them every day.
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