My Furry Valentine

My Furry Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love—and who better to celebrate with than your four-legged friend who gives you unconditional love every day.  Here are just a few things to keep in mind.

Spoil your pet by giving him his favorite treat or a new toy. Remember, no chocolates or flowers for your furry Valentine. A chocolate treat can lead to serious illness and sometimes worse depending on the weight and size of your pet. And keep flowers out of paws reach. They can be toxic. In fact, if a cat just drinks from the water it can cause a problem.

While you may want to give your valentine a special gift like a leash or new toy, keep wrapping ribbons and strings away--especially from your feline friends. If swallowed they can create a serious blockage.

Plan a romantic dinner. That’s right, if you can, pull up an extra seat at the table for your pet or maybe you can get down on the floor and use a blanket for both of you.  Of course, remember, your pet has completely different nutritional needs than you do. So while it may be tempting to share your spaghetti and meatballs, better to just serve him his regular food and maybe one of his favorite treats for dessert.

Pamper your pet. If he enjoys being groomed, spend some extra time brushing him or massaging his paws.

Around here, February can be really cold, but bundle up and take your pet outside for a walk or some playtime. Watching a movie is always a Valentine’s Day favorite. Best of all, when you’re with your pet, you get to pick the movie!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your pet just how much you love her. So set aside some cuddle time or give a nice ear scratch or belly rub. Just spending a little extra quality time with your furry Valentine is probably the best gift you can give.

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