The list of loves in our lives goes something like this:
So you can imagine that on Valentine’s Day, spoiling our pets takes priority over our human partners.
Sound familiar? If you’re guilty of pampering your cat or dog more than the people in your life, then this list of ways to treat your pets on the most lovey-dovey day of the year is purr-fect for you.
A day at the spa
More and more dog-friendly spas are opening every year, so how about booking Buster in for a bath, shampoo and grooming session at one?
Just the thing for pooches who love a pamper session, they’ll come away looking fresh and feeling fabulous, with a healthier than ever coat. We’ve even seen ‘pawdicures’ advertised for the most beauty conscious of dogs!
We’re yet to meet a cat who enjoys bath time, so this might be one to skip for your feline family members. An extra long brush may be tolerated though.
Book an appointment at the vets
We know what you’re thinking - how is a trip to the vets a treat?! Well, a healthy pet is a happy pet, and if there is one way to ensure they’re feeling their best physically and mentally, it’s through a check-up with the vet.
Regular visits are especially important since certain health issues might not present any symptoms or your pet may be good at hiding them. Remembering to book in shows you care, and that’s why it makes the list.
Their favourite dinner
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and the same goes for our four-legged friends. Their favourite dinner on Valentine’s Day is a fail-safe way of getting tails wagging.
We couldn’t mention food without pointing you in the direction of our ranges. Whether your pet can’t get enough of a certain meat, is in their older years, or is trying to slim down, we have a tasty and nutritious product to make the paw-fect Valentine’s treat.
A new toy
If your pet’s current collection of toys is looking thoroughly chewed and ripped, now is the ideal excuse to replace them. Even if it’s something simple like a ball and launcher, or a new scratching post for kitty to get their claws into, your pet is sure to be entertained and pleased with the gift.
Unless they’re an all-round grumpy cat, of course.
You could even go all out and pick up a fancy new gadget. We've seen LED collars that come in handy on evening walks, or treat dispensers that you can operate remotely.
Donate to charity
This one’s a little different. While Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your own pet how much you love them, it can also be an opportunity to show a little love to dogs and cats less fortunate than your own.
Consider donating some money to your local shelter, or volunteer some of your time to helping out or walking the dogs.
These are just five suggestions for pet owners to try on Valentine’s Day. We bet you have some ideas of your own? Send them to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Does my dog love me? Read our blog by Vet Dr Scott Miller and Barking Heads to find out!
*The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified pet health provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health*