Valentine’s Day is a special day to show your loved ones how much you care for them. For pet owners, this includes showing our furry friends some love too! There are many ways to do this, both big and small, so we’ve put together a list of ideas to get you started. Happy Valentine’s Day, pet lovers!
#1: Make your pet a sweet treat
You may carefully select sweet treats to spoil your sweetheart, but your pet would appreciate their own special snack. Whip up something tasty in the kitchen for your furry pals, such as cheese-, bacon-, or peanut butter-flavored biscuits. Your feline friend may enjoy a treat that is tuna-flavored, but cats also generally like cheese.
#2: Set aside time for a relaxing grooming and massage session for your pet
Your pet would love nothing more than spending time with their favorite human, and a relaxing massage and grooming session is the perfect activity to enjoy together. Not only will a thorough brushing help your pet feel their best, but it will also give you the opportunity to check for skin abnormalities like lumps, bumps, and wounds.
#3: Engage in your pet’s favorite activity during the day
Does your dog enjoy hiking a new trail, sniffing out novel scents, and scoping out wildlife? Is your cat’s favorite activity wrestling with their feather wand or pouncing on “prey”? Whatever your furry pal enjoys the most, set aside time to engage in their most-loved activity to show them how much you cherish their companionship.
#4: Keep your pet safe from heart-shaped chocolate assortments and flower bouquets
Nothing shows your pet how much you love them, like keeping them safe from dangers and healthy for years to come. Chocolates and flowers are two of the most common Valentine’s holiday dangers for pets. If your pet devours your giant heart-shaped chocolate assortment, they can suffer vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizures. Flower bouquets that contain lilies can be toxic to cats and can cause acute kidney failure if your cat contacts any part of the lily, including the pollen or vase water.