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4 Ways to Get Your Four-Legged Friend Involved in Valentine’s Day

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4 Ways to Get Your Four-Legged Friend Involved in Valentine’s Day

At Christmas time, Santa fills special small stockings for your dogs, and you’ve been known to send them postcards when you are on vacation. To say that you love your dogs is probably the understatement of the year.

4 Ways to Get Your Four-Legged Friend Involved in Valentine’s Day

So, for a holiday that is devoted exclusively to love, why should humans have all of the fun? Get your precious pooch involved in Valentine’s Day with gifts and special treats just for them or by getting them in on the gift giving action. If you need some help involving your pets this year, consider the following four ideas:

Give Your Pup a Special Gift

Dogs know when a gift is just for them. This Valentine’s Day, show your adoration for your furry friend with a new heart-shaped collar. Elmo’s Closet features a selection that suits both boy and girl dogs. When giving the new collar to your dog, put it in a gift bag along with a couple of other goodies like a new squeaky ball, a Nylabone and a small bag of fancy dog treats. Then, add some loose Milkbones to the packaging so your dog can smell the present and will entice him or her to start pulling the tissue paper out of the bag. This way, your pup can find all the goodies and gifts himself.

Schedule Time for a Long Walk

Dogs love going for walks with their beloved humans. While you probably enjoy getting out with your four-legged friend, work, school, family commitments and other obligations sometimes cause that leash to go unused. So, a great way to show your dogs some love, set aside a good chunk of time on Valentine’s Day for a nice long walk around the neighborhood. Instead of walking as quickly as you can, go at a leisurely pace and let your dog stop and sniff the roses—or bushes, lawns and fire hydrants.

Plan a Doggy Spa Day

If your dog loves getting groomed, schedule a special spa day on or near Valentine’s Day. Call your favorite local groomer to set up a time for your dog to be pampered, massaged and shampooed. Or, if your dog gets a bit nervous at the groomer but likes getting a bath, do it all yourself at home.

Paw Nation offers great tips on how to do a spa day at home. For example, put on some music that your dog loves, give him or her a nice rubdown and massage before putting him or her in the tub—this will help to remove loose fur and prevent your drain from getting clogged. Then, give your dog a good shampoo with a special doggy spa scrub, like Doggie Vogue’s vanilla and blueberry scrub that will leave your four-legged friend smelling great.

Let Your Pup Give a Gift

Dogs love to be part of whatever you are up to. So, if you are giving your significant other a gift this Valentine’s Day, buy another goodie from your dog. For example, FTD sells Valentine’s Day arrangements that come with flowers, chocolates and a plush puppy. This way, when the big day rolls around, your beloved dog can give him or her a Valentine’s Day gift, too.

January 19, 2018 |

5 common Valentine’s Day toxins for pets

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Valentine's day

Valentine's day

Valentine’s day is this week and with all the human festivities, there are hidden dangers for your pets. Below are toxic items that you may give or receive on Valentine’s day to hide from your best friend.

  1. Chocolate – Ingestions of more than 0.1 ounces per pound of body weight of dark or semi-sweet chocolate may cause poisoning.
  2. Roses – Although not really poisonous, the thorns can tear through a puppies throat and stomach.
  3. Lillies – Sometimes given instead of roses, lillies contain a toxin that is deadly to pets
  4. Macadamia nuts – Poisonous to dogs but no cats.
  5. Xylitol – The sugar substitute can cause drop in blood sugar as well as liver damage in dogs.

Stay safe this Valentine’s day!

January 19, 2018 |

Cute Valentine’s Day Dog Collars

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Hearts Martingale Collar

Valentine’s day is this week and your dog deserves some new bling to show the love. We’ve found these cute dog collars to celebrate.

1. The Carly from Earth Dog. Love and peace, what more says Vaentine’s day? From $22

Carly Dog Collar from Earth Dog

2. Hearts Martingale Collar from Huggable Hound. Handmade with love. From $19.99

Hearts Martingale Collar

3. Red Hearts Dog Collar by Collars By Design. From $16.50

Red Hearts

4. Hearts dog collar with Ruffle from Woof Couture Int. From $18.99

 

Hearts dog collar

5. Valentines Day Dog Collar from Wagologie. From $18.00

Valentines Day Dog Collar

 

February 1, 2017 |
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